Oregon Department of Forestry

Rule Rule 629-045-0030
Classification of Forestland by a Committee


(1)

All lands identified as forestland, pursuant to OAR 629-045-0025 (Identification of Forestland by a Committee), within a forest protection district, shall be classified by a committee as:

(a)

Class 1, in accordance with the criteria set forth in section (2) of this rule;

(b)

Class 2, in accordance with the criteria set forth in section (3) of this rule; or

(c)

Class 3, in accordance with the criteria set forth in section (4) of this rule.

(2)

Forestland shall be classified as Class 1 if;

(a)

It is located west of the summit of the Cascade Mountains, or

(b)

East of the summit of the Cascade Mountains, located in Wasco County and is primarily used for timber production.

(3)

Forestland shall be classified as Class 2 if:

(a)

It is located east of the summit of the Cascade Mountains; and

(b)

It has a potential site productivity of at least 20 cubic feet per acre per year, at culmination of mean annual increment, for one or more tree species native to the locale.

(4)

Notwithstanding the requirements of sections (2) and (3) of this rule, forestland may be classified as Class 3 if at least one of the following criteria applies:

(a)

The forestland has a potential site productivity of less than 20 cubic feet per acre per year, at culmination of mean annual increment, for one or more tree species native to the locale;

(b)

The forestland is actively managed to support vegetation that does not include tree species native to the locale; or

(c)

The forestland routinely contains enough flammable vegetation to meet the definition of “forestland” but historically has not supported natural growth of a tree species native to the locale.
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