We need your help to keep the pressure on. You sent a strong message in June, when thousands of people sent emails and more than 50 people spoke out at the Board meeting in Sisters to advocate for a strong HCP. Now, the timber industry and its allies are trying to carve up the boundaries of the HCAs.
This would not only undermine the HCP, but also violate Oregon law that requires all Board decisions be supported by the best available science. There is no scientific foundation for the proposed HCA boundary changes.
- For in-person or virtual oral testimony on either September 6 or 7 between 8-10 a.m. you need to register no later than 5 p.m. on September 1. Click here for instructions. Direct link to sign up.
- Written testimony. Please send your comment to the Board of Forestry by 5 p.m. on September 1 at BoardofForestry@oregon.gov
Key Talking Points:
- Ask the Board of Forestry to oppose the resolution to amend boundaries of the Habitat Conservation Areas (HCAs)
- Changing the HCA boundaries is not based on the best available science
- Changing the HCA boundaries conflicts with Oregon law since all Board decisions need to be supported by the best available science
- Support the passage of the State Forest Habitat Conservation Plan Alternative 3. The existing HCP already contains science-based HCA boundaries that are based on a multi-year public process compromise between timber extraction and habitat protection.
Thank you for speaking up for Oregon’s forests!