The Oregon Board of Forestry will convene for a two-day meeting in Salem Nov. 7-8. On Nov. 7, the Board will review and continue to provide direction on a new management plan for northwest Oregon’s State Forests. On Nov. 8, discussion will turn to next steps for a Western Oregon Habitat Conservation Plan on State Forests. Both days will include testimony from the Forest Trust Lands Advisory Committee, which advises the Board on State Forests Policy. The public meeting on Nov. 7 is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. and run through approximately 4:15 p.m., followed by a one-hour Executive Session. In addition to the State Forests management plan discussion, staff and invited speakers will provide updates from the 2018 fire season, results from public polling about forest issues, an overview of ecosystem services valuation methods, and updates from the J.E. Schroeder Seed Orchard and Oregon Seed Bank. On Nov. 8, the meeting will start at 8 a.m. and is scheduled to end by 12:30 p.m. Following discussion of the Western Oregon Habitat Conservation Plan, the Board will review a technical report related to the Forest Practices Act rule analysis for Marbled Murrelets. The meetings will be held in the Tillamook Room, Administration Building C, at the Oregon Department of Forestry Headquarters, located at 2600 State St., in Salem. Public comment will be accepted on agenda topics, as well as at the start of the meeting for topics not on the agenda. To ensure the Board has the opportunity to conduct all business on the agenda, public testimony will be limited to 30 minutes per agenda item. A sign-up sheet will be available to facilitate public comment. Written comments may be submitted in advance of the meeting to A livestream option will be available for those who wish to view the meeting remotely. For more details, visit Meeting materials are available at Accommodations for people with disabilities, and special materials, services, or assistance can be arranged by calling ODF’s Public Affairs Office at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting at 503-945-7200.