2017 Regular Session
|At the request of:||(at the request of Pacific Rivers and Center for Sustainable Economy)|
|Chief Sponsors:||Representative Holvey|
|Bill Title:||Relating to forest practices.|
|Catchline/Summary:||Requires State Board of Forestry to establish criteria for preserving natural resource values on forestland.
Requires forest management plan for certain forestlands. Requires that plan include provision for establishment of late successional and old-growth forest area. Establishes certification program for preparers of forest management plans. Requires timber harvest plan prior to commencing timber harvesting operation on forestland. Establishes riparian management area requirements for waterways on forestlands. Prohibits or limits forest operations within riparian management areas. Declares policy regarding forest roads. Imposes criteria for forest roads. Requires road plan for roads on other lands necessary to make timber harvest on forestland practicable. Restricts timber harvest and forest road construction in areas with landslide risk. Allows local government to impose public trust resource protections on forestland exceeding protections provided under state law. Changes geographic basis for board standards regarding forest practices. Expands list of resources to be maintained under standards. Expands list of resources board must inventory for protection purposes.
|Fiscal Impact:||May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued|
|Revenue Impact:||May Have Revenue Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued|
|Measure Analysis:||Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements|
|Current Location:||In House Committee|
|Current Committee:||House Committee On Agriculture and Natural Resources|