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Welcome to Oregon's State Forests

General Information

Map showing Oregon's six State Forests and other Board of Forestry owned lands

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.

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Salem Headquarters 
  

 Address  2600 State Street, Salem, OR  97310
 Location  Building D (Main Floor)
 Office Hours  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
 Phone  503-945-7357
 Fax  503-945-7376
 Web  http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/STATE_FORESTS/state_forests.shtml

Contact Information

Position Name Telephone Number 
Division Deputy Chief Liz Dent  503-945-7351 
Resource Specialists Manager  Rosemary Mannix  503-945-7347 
Asset Management Manager  Ed Deblander  503-945-7348
Planning and Policy Specialist  Justin Butteris 503-945-7481
Research and Monitoring Specialist Jeff Brandt 503-945-7228
Office Manager  Berta Bodi  503-945-7486 

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Recreation and Education

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Public Use

 
Firewood Cutting 
 
Special Forest Products 

NOTE re: OAR-025-0050 (5) Firearms, Weapons, Explosives: Within a designated recreation area no person shall: (c)  Possess any loaded firearms.

This subsection of the rule is currently not being enforced in these areas.  The Oregon Department of Forestry is currently determining the steps needed to amend this rule.  For more information, please contact: Justin Butteris, ODF Policy and Planning Specialist, State Forests Division, at 503-945-7481, or e-mail jbutteris@odf.state.or.us

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Public Participation

 
The Oregon Department of Forestry relies on two advisory committees to provide informed input about issues facing management of state forests.
 
The Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee is an advisory group of elected County Commissioners mandated by statute that advise the Oregon Board of Forestry and Department of Forestry on matters related to state forestland managed by ODF. Counties depend on revenue generated from management activities on these lands. The committee meets about six times per year. Time is set aside at each meeting for public comment.
 
The State Forests Advisory Committee represents diverse interests and provides input to the department and the board on state-managed forestland in northwest Oregon. Committee membership includes environmental, recreational and timber industry groups, revenue-receiving counties, as well as general public members not affiliated to a specific interest group. The committee meets four to five times per year with time scheduled at each meeting for public comment. 

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Want to help Oregon's state forests and be out amongst the trees? ODF welcomes the assistance of volunteers.
 

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Timber and Land Assets

Timber Sales

 
  

 

Approved Land Acquisition and Exchange Plans are available below.
 
 
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Forest Management and Planning

High Value Conservation Areas (HVCAs)

2012 Approved Implementation Plans - North Cascade District and West Oregon District   
  
Forest Management Plans 
 
District Implementation Plans 
 
Annual Operations Plans 

Harvest Types - This document provides specific definitions for the words used to describe the types of harvesting (clearcut, modified clearcut, heavy thinning, light thinning, etc.) in the District Implementation Plans and Annual Operations Plans.

 
Forest Roads 
 
Historical Site Preservation  
  
AFMP Science Report [PDF]

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Annual Reports

 
Several weeks following the conclusion of the Fiscal Year on June 30th, Oregon Department of Forestry staff provide a report on the acheivements, performance measures and economic outputs of state forest land to the 15 Oregon counties that benefit from Board of Forestry lands, and report to the State Land Board on the performance of Common School Lands that are managed by ODF through agreement with the Department of State Lands.
 
These annual reports provide many detailed statistics regarding the performance of state-owned forests and revenues transferred back to local communities, either to general government or to schools.
 

Report to the Council of Forest Trust Land Counties 
 
2014 Annual Report - Fiscal Year July 2013-June 2014   [PDF 1.64 Mb]​

2013 Annual Report - Fiscal Year July 2012-June 2013   [PDF 1.61 Mb]​

2012 Annual Report - Fiscal Year July 2011-June 2012   [PDF 1.18 Mb]

2011 Annual Report - Fiscal Year July 2010-June 2011   [PDF 3.24 Mb] 
 
2010 Annual Report - Fiscal Year July 2009-June 2010   [PDF 12 Mb] 
 
2009 Annual Report - Fiscal Year July 2008-June 2009   [PDF 1.46 Mb] 
 
2008 Annual Report - Fiscal Year July 2007-June 2008   [PDF 5 Mb] 
 
2007 Annual Report - Fiscal Year July 2006-June 2007   [PDF 6 Mb]

Status of Common School Forest Land Management - State Land Board 
 
2014 Annual Report - Fiscal Year July 2013-June 2014   [PDF 2.58 Mb]

2013 Annual Report - Fiscal Year July 2012-June 2013   [PDF 1.53 Mb]

2012 Annual Report - Fiscal Year July 2011-June 2012   [PDF 1.29 Mb]  

2011 Annual Report - Fiscal Year July 2010-June 2011   [PDF 1.24 Mb] 
 
2010 Annual Report - Fiscal Year July 2009-June 2010   [PDF 9 Mb] 
 
2009 Annual Report - Fiscal Year July 2008-June 2009   [PDF 1.4 Mb]
 
2008 Annual Report - Fiscal Year July 2007-June 2008   [PDF 4 Mb]
 
2007 Annual Report - Fiscal Year July 2006-June 2007   [PDF 3.24 Mb]

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County Revenue Distributions

Oregon Department of Forestry County Revenue Distributions 
 
State Forests Revenue to Counties 2009 - 2014 
 

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