Forest Benefits

Oregon is home to some of the world's most productive forests. From the dense Douglas-fir forests of the Willamette Valley and Coast Range to the high desert Ponderosa Pine stands in the Cascades and Blue Mountains, Oregon offers a wealth of forest resources. In fact, forests cover over 30.5 million acres of Oregon, almost half of the state.​

Forest types map

ODF manages approximately 823,500 acres, about three percent of Oregon's forestland. Much of this acreage is in Northwest Oregon in the Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests west of Portland, the Santiam State Forest east of Salem, and the Elliott near Coos Bay. ODF also manages two state forests in Eastern Oregon, the Sun Pass State Forest near Klamath Falls and Oregon's newest State Forest, the Gilchrist, near Bend.

Other forest landowners and managers in Oregon include:

  • Federal, state and local governments
  • Native American tribes
  • Large private landowners
  • Family and individual landowners
  • Land trusts and conservation organizations

Oregon forest ownership mapLearn more about Oregon's forest ownerships and types

Did you know that you live in a forest too?

The cities and towns where we live are also home to a forest -- the urban forest. The urban forest is made up of the trees and other vegetation in our communities, along streets, in parks and natural areas and our own backyards. Urban forests are equally as important as other forest types because they keep our cities cool, reduce stormwater runoff and create walkable, livable communities. Learn more about the urban forest.​

Res​ources

Oregon Department of Forestry 
2600 State Street, Building E 
Salem, OR 97310 
Phone: 503-945-7498
317 SW Sixth Ave., Suite 400
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: 971-673-2944
1220 SW 3rd Ave 
Portland, Oregon 97204 
Phone: 503-808-2468
4033 SW Canyon Road 
Portland, OR 97221 
Phone: 503-228-1367