Oregon Undertaking Forest Workforce Study

As part of its education funding bill, Oregon is undertaking a forestry workforce study. Led by Associated Oregon Loggers’ Amanda Sullivan-Astor, forest policy manager, who was instrumental in its passage, the legislation tasked the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission to evaluate the forest sector workforce and analyze career paths, capacities, demographics, benefits, needs, recruitment and retention.

According to AOL Executive Vice President Rex Storm, the AOL will leverage the study data and share it with other stake holders to add in-forest opportunities for education, training and careers and help develop future legislation that addresses forest workforce development challenges.

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