The effect of large forest holdings on the rural economy, public health and the ability of local governments to provide services will be the topic of a Wednesday, July 19, talk in Tillamook.
Chuck Willer, director of the Coast Range Association, will lead a discussion about Western Oregon’s private forests in an event hosted by Rockaway Beach Citizens for Watershed Protection.
As well as addressing how industrial forest ownership affects local economies, Willer will explain Oregon’s private forest property tax system, which was transformed during the 1990s. Willer will also provide new information on who owns Western Oregon’s private forests and how that ownership affects management objectives.
The talk, which is free and open to all, will run from 6 to 7 pm at Tillamook Central Library, 1716 3rd Street.