2013 ORS § 526.225¹
Forest Research Laboratory
  • cooperative programs
  • advisory committee

(1) The State Board of Higher Education shall establish a Forest Research Laboratory at Oregon State University and shall cooperate with individuals, corporations, associations and public agencies wherever and whenever advisable to further the purposes of ORS 526.215 (Higher education research and experimentation programs), and may enter into any necessary agreements therefor.

(2) In order that there may be close coordination between the research and experimentation programs and the wise management and use of Oregons forests for the production of goods and services that benefit all its citizens, the State Board of Higher Education shall appoint a Forest Research Laboratory Advisory Committee composed of 15 members. Nine members shall be individuals who are actively and principally engaged in timber management on forestlands, harvesting or the processing of forest products, one of whom shall be from a small woodland owners association, three members shall be individuals who are the heads of state and federal public forestry agencies and three members shall be individuals from the public at large. No individual who is a public member may have any relationship or pecuniary interest that would interfere with that individual representing the public interest. The advisory committee shall render practical counsel in the fields of forest management and use and forest harvest and utilization as they relate to the economic and social well-being of the people of Oregon. [1961 c.297 §2(2); 1965 c.253 §31; 1965 c.433 §1; 1975 c.96 §1; 1991 c.223 §1]