County schedules timber sale meeting, tour
Clackamas County's Forest and Timber management program has planned a public meeting for Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m.
The meeting will present plans for a timber sale on county property about 15 miles south of the City of Molalla. The sale will harvest about 1,615,000 board feet of timber from 50 acres of the 160-acre property.
The meeting will be held at the Oregon Department of Forestry's Molalla District office, located at 14995 south Highway 211 in Molalla.
A site tour will be held a couple of days later on Saturday, Nov. 9. Those interested should meet at the Oregon Department of Forestry Molalla District office at 9 a.m. and follow county staff to the property. Participants should reserve a spot for the tour by calling Andrew Dobmeier, county forester at 503-488-9416.
The website notes that forests are a key to the quality of life in Clackamas County. County forest properties are open for most day-use activities except for target shooting, motorized recreation and firewood cutting.
The county forester may recommend that certain forest property assets be sold with the net proceeds reinvested in more productive forest land. High priority areas with significant decay or other mortality issues created by natural disturbances would first be selected. If no areas have problems, the county forester will consider stands older than the rotation age that have the lowest annual growth projections will be used. Market conditions are part of the harvest selection criteria.
For more information about the sale or about county forests, contact the County Forest Office at 503-742-4425 or go to www.clackamas.us/forests.
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