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Forests for Oregon - Summer 2009: Sesquicentennital Edition
Forests for Oregon - Summer 2009: Sesquicentennial Edition [PDF; 24 pages; 6.8 KB]
 
In addition to the printed edition of the Summer 2009 issue of Forests for Oregon, additional stories and photos have been posted online, and are available through the below links in the Table of Contents.

Table of Contents

1.  Humor on the Fireline by Jim Fisher
2.  Fire #111 by Jim Wolf
3.  Broken Leg by Dan Thorpe
4.  How to Plant a Tree [expanded version] by Kevin Weeks
 
 
 

The History of Oregon's Forests and Forestry in Oregon
In honor of Oregon's Sesquicentennial, stories in the the Summer 2009 edition of Forests for Oregon are all about Oregon's rich and varied history of forestry and forests.  If you would like to learn more about the history of forestry in Oregon, there are several places you can visit.

Forest History Center
The Forest History Center, located on the Salem Campus of the Oregon Department of Forestry's headquarters, is a place to preserve, remember, and provide an opportunity to learn about Oregon's forest history and its legacy before it is lost forever.
 
Days and Hours of Operation:
Summer Hours:  Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.,
and at other times by appointment
Winter Hours: Fridays,
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.,
and at other times by appointment
 
Contact Information:
Phone: 503-945-7208
e-mail: fhcinfo@odf.state.or.us
www.foresthistorycenter.oregon.gov 
 
Forest History Center 

Tillamook Forest Center
The Tillamook Forest Center is a special place to develop a deeper connection with Oregon’s forests through experience and exploration. Located at the heart of the Tillamook State Forest, the interpretive and educational center showcases the legacy of the historic Tillamook Burn and the public spirit behind a monumental reforestation effort that left a permanent imprint on Oregon history, while also shaping sustainable forest management today. The region's  largest forest-based learning center and outdoor classroom facility is located 50 miles west of Portland and 22 miles east of Tillamook on Oregon Highway 6.  
Free Admission and Free Programs
 
Days and Hours of Operation:
Summer Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Spring and Fall Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Winter Closure
 
Contact Information:
Phone: 503-815-6800
Toll-Free: 866-930-4646
email: tfcinfo@odf.state.or.us
www.tillamookforestcenter.com
Tillamook Forest Center 

Collier Memorial State Park and Logging Museum
Collier Memorial State Park and Logging Museum is located on Highway 97, 30 miles north of Klamath Falls.  The logging museum began in 1947 when local brothers Alfred and Andrew Collier, who had previously given 146 acres to the state of Oregon as a memorial to their parents, donated a collection of antique logging equipment.  Their intent was to illustrate the evolution of logging equipment, and today it is recognized as one of the largest collections of antique logging equipment in the nation.
 
Days and Hours of Operation:  The outdoor exhibits are open year-round from dawn to dusk.  A gift shop and information center is open during the summer.
 
Contact Information:
Phone: 541-783-2471
www.oregonstateparks.org/park_228.php

County Museums and Local Historical Societies
Many local museums and historical societies have significant exhibits about forestry in Oregon.  A few examples include:
 
 
Visit the Oregon Museums Association's website at www.oregonmuseums.org to learn more about Oregon's many museums.