Butte Falls

OS is conducting an assessment with the town of Butte Falls. The town is working on a project to bring in the forested land surrounding the town, including Butte Falls, into the city.  The town sees an “opportunity to develop an innovative approach to stewardship of forest lands that will become a model for how small remote communities can use their forests to develop sustainable economies.”  They want to support the following values: 1) creating economic opportunity and promoting the health of the forest; 2) increasing the town’s residential areas, urban growth boundary and enterprise zone; and 3) supporting education and research in forestry stewardship (in cooperation with local schools and/or Southern Oregon University).