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Forestland Protection

A forest in Gordon Creek with felled timber amid the trees. Oregon has established strong protections to ensure its forest resources remain available for timber harvest, wildlife habitat, and recreation. Statewide Planning Goal 4 and rules adopted by the Land Conservation and Development Commission promote growing and harvesting trees as the primary use of forestland. The goal and rules limit uses that are not compatible with forest practices. Plans and ordinances adopted by local governments must incorporate forest protection standards in state rules.

Frequently Asked Questions about forestland in Oregon

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Resource Documents

DLCD Farm and Forest Report

Related Links

Farm and Forest Decision Reporting

Oregon Department of Forestry

Forest Practices Act

Firewise

Contacts

Gordon Howard
Community Services Division Manager
gordon.howard@state.or.us
Phone: 503-934-0034

DLCD Regional Representatives
Regional Representatives by Region

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