Oregon’s forest lands cover 45 percent of the state. Sixty percent of those forest lands are federally owned.
Forests define the character of the state, providing us outstanding beauty, recreational opportunities, family wage jobs, a tax base for schools and other social services.
Woody biomass has been used for energy production in Oregon for years. Oregon’s forest, range, and agricultural lands are extraordinary in their diversity and contribution to the state’s economy. Many of Oregon’s industrial energy users utilized woody biomass to provide heat and electric energy. Three of the top four Oregon industries are timber, agriculture, and tourism.
Wood Pellet Bag Storage at Frank Lumber Co. in Mill City, OR
Maintaining and enhancing the contribution of these forestlands is essential to the
well-being of Oregonians.