An Overview of Oregon's State Forest Lands
The Oregon Department of Forestry manages about 821,000 acres of forestlands. There are four regional management plans
to guide operations.
ODF-managed lands are mostly concentrated in six large state forests: Clatsop State Forest Elliott State Forest Gilchrist State Forest Santiam State Forest Sun Pass State Forest
, and Tillamook State Forest
There also are a number of smaller forest tracts, scattered mostly in western Oregon’s Coast Range. Nine ODF districts
manage state-owned forests.
All state forest lands are actively managed under adopted forest management plans to provide economic, environmental, and social benefits to Oregonians. Most of the revenue from timber sales goes to county governments and local public districts, and from Common School Forest Lands to benefit schools throughout the state.
Read more about the history and legal mandates
for the state forests, and the laws and administrative rules that dictate how state forests are managed.
About half of Oregon's 61 million acre land base is forestlands. State-owned forestlands represent about three percent of Oregon’s forest ownership
. The largest owner of forestland in Oregon is the federal government with 59 percent. Private ownership accounts for 35 percent. Salem Headquarters
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