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.
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.
The bill has already passed the House and is up for a Senate vote any day now. This is the LAST VOTE needed to pass HB 2357B into law.
Let’s hold OFRI accountable and stop them from continuing to mislead Oregonians with public tax dollars. Tell your Senator to vote yes on HB 2357B today.