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Welcome to the Oregon Department of Forestry

Mission

To serve the people of Oregon by protecting, managing, and promoting stewardship of Oregon's forests to enhance environmental, economic, and community sustainability.

Vision

  • Healthy and resilient forested ecosystems and watersheds, with functional aquatic and terrestrial habitat, supporting vibrant local communities and providing quality outdoor opportunities for all Oregonians.
  • A workforce that reflects the diversity and values of Oregonians and a safe, inclusive, and supportive workplace that values all employees and allows them to reach their full potential in providing excellent public service.
  • An organization and culture that responsibly and collaboratively manages the public resources to achieve the outcomes valued by Oregonians.
  • An innovative and adaptable organization with sufficient resources and appropriate polices to achieve its mission.

Core values

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our business
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Safety in the workplace
  • Respectful, strong, collaborative relationships
  • Engagement and cooperation of all Oregonians
  • Leadership in professional forestry
  • Innovation based on sound science
  • Excellent, efficient, and effective service
  • Individual initiative, effectiveness, and hard work
Printable copy of ODF's Mission, Vision and Values

State Forester Cal Mukumoto

Photo of Cal Mukumoto

Mukumoto is a forester and management consultant from Coos Bay, Oregon. He earned a bachelor's degree in forest management from Humboldt State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Washington. Mukumoto's diverse leadership experiences span the public and private sector and include work in the fields of economic development, natural resource management, turnaround solutions, and biomass energy development. He has worked extensively with the Native American business community, serving on the boards of six Tribal enterprises.

Mukumoto served as chair of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission, vice-chair of the Oregon Board of Forestry, and as a member of the U.S. Board for the Forest Stewardship Council. He has also worked with local forest collaboratives, to include chairing the Metolius Multi-party Management Team for eight years. Mukumoto enjoys engaging with his community through his work volunteering for Southwestern Oregon Community College and participating on the board of trustees of Oregon Parks Forever.

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