About Us

Welcome to the Oregon Department of Forestry

To serve the people of Oregon by protecting, managing, and promoting stewardship of Oregon's forests to enhance environmental, economic​, and community sustainability.



  •  Healthy forests providing a sustainable flow of environmental, economic, and social outputs and benefits. 
  • Public and private landowners willingly making investments to create healthy forests. 
  • Statewide forest resource policies that are coordinated among Oregon's natural resource agencies. 
  • ODF recognized as an agency operating openly and in the public interest. 
  • Citizens who understand, accept, and support sustainable forestry and who make informed decisions that contribute to achievement of the vision of the 2003 Forest ry Program for Oregon. 
  • Adequate funding for ODF to efficiently and cost-effectively accomplish the mission and strategies of the Board of Forestry, appropriate use of information technology, business management strategies, and department personnel policies that encourage and recognize employees, allowing them to meet their full potential in providing excellent public service. 

Core ​values

  •  Leadership in professional forestry
  • Innovation based on sound science
  • Excellent, efficient, and effective service
  • The involvement and cooperation of all Oregonians
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Individual initiative, effectiveness, and hard work
  • Respectful, strong, cooperative relationships


Peter Daugherty,
State Forester

Selected by the Board of Forestry as Oregon's 13th State Forester on September 7, 2016, Peter Daugherty leads the Department of Forestry in its mission to serve Oregonians by protecting, managing, and promoting stewardship of Oregon's forests. 
Peter joined the Department in 2007 and most recently served as the Private Forests Division Chief. Over the course of his career, he has worked as a private forest economist and a professor of forest management and ecological economics. He also enjoyed time as a U.S. Forest Service research forester.
He has a doctorate in forest management and economics, and two bachelor’s degrees – a B.S. in forestry and a B.A. in political science and dramatic art – all from the University of California at Berkeley. Peter is a member of the Society of American Foresters and the International Society of Ecological Economics.