About Us

Pr​​otection from Fire

The goal of the department's largest program, Protection from Fire, is to devise and use environmentally sound and economically efficient strategies which minimize the total cost to protect Oregon's timber and other forest values from loss caused by wildland fire. Learn more​.

Private Forests

Through technical assistance, financial incentives, education, regulation, and other tools, this program helps forest landowners manage their lands to meet their objectives. Program responsibilities include implementation of the Oregon Forest Practices Act, which provides for timber harvest using techniques that are consistent with conservation and environmental protection. Learn more.

State Forests Management

The State Forests Program manages 818,800 acres of state-owned forest land in Oregon. The forests are managed in a stewardship manner to producing a broad range of benefits. These include timber harvest, revenue to local governments and schools, protection of wildlife habitat and other environmental values, and opportunities for recreation and learning. Learn more.

Resources Planning

This program provides information, research, analysis and planning services to assist the Board of Forestry and the department. These services support the implementation, monitoring and revision of the Forestry Program for Oregon, and help to coordinate forest policy across the department's various programs. 

Urban and Community Forestry

This program helps Oregon communities plant, care for and manage urban forests, and works to foster public awareness of the contribution of urban forest ecosystems to quality of life, environmental and economic well-being in Oregon cities. This awareness in turn can help strengthen urban Oregonians' connections to Oregon's broader forest resources and issues. Learn more.


These services include department-wide executive management and policy direction, as well as support in areas that include finance, human resources, public affairs, information technology and facilities.