Forestland Classification Committee Meeting


Lincoln County Forestland Classification Committee Meeting

Location: North Lincoln Fire and Rescue – St. Clair Station

Meeting #30

April, 24th 2017

9:30-12:00

List of the Current Board Members
  • Matt Thomas - (Secretary, Oregon Department of Forestry)
  • Joe Steere - (Lincoln County landowner)
  • Steve Gravelle - (Lincoln County landowner)
  • Frankie Petrick - (Yachats Fire Chief)
  • Nicholas Dahl (At Large)

The Lincoln County Forestland Classification Committee (Lincoln FCC) had its first meeting in January 2009. The first several meetings were spent establishing its By-laws, determining how the Lincoln FCC would conduct its business, learning about the task that they were charged with, and clarifying a protocol for implementation. 

Once this is done, the Lincoln FCC will begin meeting to classify all Lincoln County lands within the Protection District. The Committee will work systematically to make and record the determination across each Township and Section. It is anticipated that classification review and determination of forestland will begin in earnest in the spring of 2009.

The Lincoln FCC meetings are open to the public. There will also be meetings to update the public and collect public comment on the criteria used for classifying forestlands.

At the end of the review, there will be a public hearing. Following the hearing, a written order will be submitted to the County Clerk, and the results of the classification review will be passed on to the Assessors Office, where they will implement the changes to the tax rolls.

The appeal period has now expired and Classification of Lands has been finalized. Anyone with questions about Forest Land Classification is encouraged to contact the Oregon Department of Forestry office in Toledo at 541-336-2273. 
Thank you.... Committee and Board