Board of Directors
The state forester appoints 11 dedicated individuals to a board of directors that governs the Oregon Forest Resources Institute. The state forester is charged by statute with soliciting nominations and appointing the following board members: nine representatives of producer classes*, with three each from small (Class 1), medium (Class 2) and large (Class 3) producers; one member representing small woodland owners; and one representative for forest industry employees.
Ex officio members required by statute include the dean of the Oregon State University College of Forestry and a public member appointed jointly by the president of the Oregon Senate and the speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives.
Board members appointed by the state forester serve three-year terms.
Current OFRI board members (as of January 2016) are as follows:
Class 1: producers are defined by rule as those paying the harvest tax on 20 million board feet per year or less.
Class 2: producers are those paying tax on more than 20 million per year but less than 100 million board feet.
Class 3: producers pay tax on 100 million board feet per year or more.
Small woodland owners: are defined as those who own between 100 and 2,000 acres of forestland and who have no direct financial interest in any forest products processing activity.