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About us

Welcome to the Oregon Department of Forestry


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


  • 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

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