ODFW grant to Rosboro Lumber Company keeps 5,600 acres of private timberlands open to hunter access
Date: June 2, 2005
Brad Wurfel , 503-947-6020
SALEM – A recent $16,240 grant from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Access and Habitat Program to Rosboro Lumber Company is part of an agreement to keep public hunting access available on 5,600 acres of timberlands during weekends of buck deer and bull elk seasons for the next five years.
The property, located in Kings Valley in Benton County, was purchased by the Springfield-based company in 1993. Rosboro Lumber Company replanted the area with more than 1.5 million trees.
Rosboro officials said the company wants to continue allowing public access for hunting on the property, while still managing the road system to prevent stream sedimentation and minimize the risk of wildfire. The A&H Program grant funds personnel to open and close gates as well as educating hunters and monitoring hunter activity and success rates.
The Access and Habitat Program is funded by a $2 surcharge on hunting licenses. Funds raised by the program are distributed through grants to individual and corporate landowners, conservation organizations and others for cooperative wildlife habitat improvement and hunter access projects throughout the state.
For information on the A&H Program call program coordinator Nick Myatt, 503-947-6087 or visit the Web site at www.dfw.state.or.us/AH/.