State Forests Advisory Committee seeks two new members

Salem – The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) is seeking new committee members to fill two empty positions on the State Forests Advisory Committee (SFAC), an advisory committee that gives input on forest operations, projects and activities to ODF staff.

According to a media release from ODF, the committee was formed in 2001 and gives input on forests in Western Oregon.

“The committee specifically covers issues related to ODF district Annual Operations Plans, best practices for balancing a range of forest benefits, strategies for improving public outreach and participation, and other technical forest management topics,” read a notice published by ODF.

Two new members will serve three-year terms that begin in April. One of the vacancies is for a position representing the environmental community, and another is for an non-affiliated position.

“This is an opportunity for Oregonians to get involved in today’s forestry conversation and provide insight and perspectives on how we are implementing the forest management plans. We look forward to hosting a diverse and experienced committee in the coming months,” said Andy White, Northwest Oregon Area Director for the Oregon Department of Forestry.

According to ODF, committee members attend three meetings per year and a summer field tour. Meetings are usually scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To apply, complete this questionnaire by March 19 and submit it to April Davis at the Oregon Department of Forestry by email to or mail to the Forest Grove District offices at 801 Gales Creek Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116.

For questions about the committee, contact Andy White at 503-359-7496 or

Sources and more information:

Andy White, ODF
SFAC webpage
SFAC media release
Application for positions