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Oregon State Senate Votes to Approve Private Forest Accord Compromise Legislation

By a vote of 22-5, the Oregon State Senate voted on Tuesday (3-2-22) in favor of Senate Bill 1501, the Private Forest Accord compromise. The 44-page bill expands no-harvest buffers around streams, implements stricter requirements for roadbuilding, prioritizes non-lethal control of beavers, and creates a new modeling system to avoid and mitigate the effects of landslides.