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About Oregon's forests

Forest types

Oregon is home to some of the world's most productive forests. From the dense Douglas-fir forests of the Willamette Valley and Coast Range to the high desert Ponderosa Pine stands in the Cascades and Blue Mountains, Oregon offers a wealth of forest resources. In fact, forests cover over 30.5 million acres of Oregon, almost half of the state. Learn more about conifers in Oregon and pines in Oregon.

Forest types map

Forest ownership types

ODF manages approximately 745,000 acres, about three percent of Oregon's forestland. Much of this acreage is in Northwest Oregon in the Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests west of Portland, and the Santiam State Forest east of Salem. ODF also manages two state forests in Eastern Oregon, the Sun Pass State Forest near Klamath Falls and Oregon's newest State Forest, the Gilchrist, near Bend.

Other forest landowners and managers in Oregon include:

  • Federal, state and local governments
  • Native American tribes
  • Large private landowners
  • Family and individual landowners
  • Land trusts and conservation organizations
Oregon forest ownership map

Learn more about Oregon's forest ownerships and types.

Did you know that you live in a forest too?

The cities and towns where we live are also home to a forest -- the urban forest. The urban forest is made up of the trees and other vegetation in our communities, along streets, in parks and natural areas and our own backyards. Urban forests are equally as important as other forest types because they keep our cities cool, reduce stormwater runoff and create walkable, livable communities. Learn more about the urban forest.