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Forest Lands Commission

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The powers, duties, and responsibilities of the Forest Lands Commission are:

  • To develop forest management plans for the City of Ashland's municipal forests
  • To provide direction and oversight to planning teams concerning wildland urban   interface (wildfire lands) and Ashland Creek Watershed.
  • To develop community volunteer programs to assist in implementation of the Ashland Forest Plan and other project plans.
  • To submit recommendations to the City Council regarding forest management practices.
  • To ensure that plans integrate diverse opinions of citizens and private land owners.
  • To promote public knowledge and acceptance of the Ashland Forest Plan programs.

Forest Lands Commission Documents

NEW!! 2016 Ashland Forest Plan and Maps

City Forestlands 2015 Underburn Monitoring Report

City Forestlands 2013 Controlled Underburn Monitoring Report

Winburn Parcel Management Final Plan

2009 Siskiyou Fire Review 

City Forest Lands Restoration Project Phase II 

AFR DEIS Response August 2005

Ashland Forest Plan 1992

Community Wildfire Protection Plan committee e-mail archives

Ashland Forest Resiliency Project Community Alternative committee e-mail archives

Please remember that other than staff, the people listed below are volunteers working on behalf of our community and should only be contacted on matters related to their particular commission, committee or board.

 

 

 

 

 

Established
Meetings
Length of Term
1994
Second Tuesday of the Month at Fire Station #2 (1860 Ashland St)
3 year terms

Members
Name
Email Address
Title
Term Begin
Term End
Frank Betlejewski   Commissioner-Chair   02/07/2012   04/30/2019  
Luke Brandy   Commissioner   11/18/2014   04/30/2017  
Chris Chambers   ForestDivisionChief      
Shannon Downey   Commissioner   01/05/2016   04/30/2018  
Stephen Jensen   Commissioner   11/03/2015   04/30/2018  
John Karns   FireChief      
Nathan Lewis   Commissioner   10/18/2016   04/30/2019  
Matt Miller   ParkLiaison      
Stefani Seffinger   CouncilLiaison      
John Williams   Commissioner   07/15/2008   04/30/2019  


Calendar Events
Forest Lands Commission Meeting
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
The powers, duties, and responsibilities of the Forest Lands Commission are:
  • To develop forest management plans for the City of Ashland's municipal forests
  • To provide direction and oversight to planning teams concerning wildland urban   interface (wildfire lands) and Ashland Creek Watershed.
  • To develop community volunteer programs to assist in implementation of the Ashland Forest Plan and other project plans.
  • To submit recommendations to the City Council regarding forest management practices.
  • To ensure that plans integrate diverse opinions of citizens and private land owners.
  • To promote public knowledge and acceptance of the Ashland Forest Plan programs.
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