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Free forestry publication now available online
This is a photo of an issue of the quarterly publication,
"Forests for Oregon" - all about Oregon's forests.
Budget cuts throughout Oregon's state government over the past several years have necessitated cuts to many agencies and programs – including some in forestry and the Oregon Department of Forestry’s flagship publication, Forests for Oregon.  However, the quarterly publication is still available online, and it’s free.
Forests for Oregon may be one of the state’s longest continuously printed publications. In print since 1930, it was known as The Forest Log until 2007. In more prosperous times, it was a larger magazine that was published up to six times each year. Over the years, the publication has been reduced in the number of pages, frequency, and distribution.
Today, Forests for Oregon places its focus on forestry topics of interest to both the general public and to the estimated 65,000 Oregon family forestland owners.
Published quarterly, the concise, full-color, four-page publication addresses a wide range of forestry-related topics, including:
  • wildfire prevention and suppression
  • wildland/urban interface
  • reforestation
  • fish and wildlife habitat restoration
  • forest tax information and incentives
  • forest health
  • urban forestry topics, including tree care
  • a "Featured Tree" column
  • forest insects and disease
  • forestry workshops and special events
  • legislative issues impacting forestry and Oregon's forests
  • updates from the State Forester.
Includes tips for small forestland owners
Forests for Oregon is a great information tool, particularly for small forestland owners,” says Peter Daugherty, chief of the Oregon Department of Forestry's Private Forests Division. “It has evolved into a publication that offers tips to family forestland owners on a variety of topics – from reforestation to fire prevention – that they may find informative and helpful.”
Forests for Oregon is free and available to subscribers online.  Those who would like to receive the publication by mail may request so by calling: 503-945-7421.  First priority for print copies will be given to family forestland owners, Oregon libraries, and those without internet access.
How to receive Forests for Oregon
If you, or someone you know, would like to be added to the mailing list to receive Forests for Oregon, the sign-up process is easy.  Just send an e-mail request, with Forests for Oregon in the subject line, to:
To sign up on the web or view the latest issue online, visit:
More information
Contact Cynthia Orlando, Public Information Officer with the Oregon Department of Forestry, at 503-945-7421 or caorlando@odf.state.or.us.