Portland, ORE. August 1, 2011– Garvey Schubert Barer is proud to announce that a comprehensive review and analysis of Oregon’s land use policies and their impact on forest land use has been published. “Preserving Forest Lands for Forest Uses” – Land Use Policies for Oregon Forest Lands, written by Edward J. Sullivan, Chair of the Land Use Practice at Garvey Schubert Barer, and Alexia Solomou, a Stanford Program in International Legal Studies Fellow. The article was published by the Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation, Volume 26(1), 201, by the University of Oregon.
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This review explores the significant economic impact and identity that forest lands have held in Oregon and the role the State of Oregon has held in managing forest policies. Overseeing the growth and sustainability of Oregon’s private forest lands has been split between land use and forest agencies -- a unique, if uncomfortable, process critical to preserve and sustain private forest lands necessary to the future of Oregon. By examining the framework of Oregon’s forest policies, highlighting developments which have shaped preservation and development of forest lands to present day, and considering a number of significant controversies that have arisen over the years, the article presents several key issues to be considered for improving the state’s program. “Forest lands are important to Oregon’s economy,” said Sullivan, “and the way land use laws deal with those important lands should be examined carefully.”