County commissioners and judges interested in natural resources are watching the implementation of Good Neighbor Authority (GNA) by the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF), and continue to have concerns about the negative impacts that this program has on county funding.
The traditional revenue sharing formula, where counties share in the proceeds of the sale of wood products harvested on federal lands, does not apply to GNA sales. The revenue generated from GNA sales goes to cover the cost of ODF and the federal agency getting the sale ready. Any revenue left over is used on the forest for restoration projects.
Contributed by: Susan Morgan | Legislative Affairs Manager