The legislative session is nearly over, and we need all hands on deck to get HB 2357B, the most important forest policy still alive this session, over the finish line.
For over three decades, OFRI has masqueraded as a forest advocacy group when in reality they are a timber industry interest group. A quick perusal of their board tells you all you need to know; its membership is stacked with timber industry advocates and executives.
Urge your Senator to vote yes on HB 2357B to protect our forests. Many of us live in Sen. Steiner-Hayward’s district. Her email is Sen.ElizabethSteinerHayward@oregonlegislature.gov
HB 2357B will improve Oregon forest management by moving tax dollars away from the Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI). It will direct tax dollars to fund sound forest management practices, like forest pesticide regulation and monitoring, climate smart forestry, assistance to small woodland owners, adaptive management driven by research, and more.