Oregon Division of Forestry (ODF) has selected Mike Shaw as the brand new District Forester for the Central Oregon District (COD). Shaw replaces George Ponte who lately retired after greater than seven years as District Forester and 26 years with the Department. COD offers wildfire protection and administers the Forest Practices Act on approximately 2.2 million acres of personal and non-federal public land all through eleven counties in Oregon. As District Forester, Shaw will manage 35 permanent workers and ninety seasonal firefighters in workplaces in Prineville, Sisters, The Dalles, John Day, and Fossil. Forest sector-related employment in Oregon totaled sixty one,000 in 2015, a rise of almost four p.c from fifty eight,800 in 2013. Forest-associated jobs paid relatively effectively, with an annual average wage of $50,000, roughly 4 percent more than $forty eight,300 for all jobs lined by unemployment insurance in 2015.
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