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Oregon's forests are working forests. Forests provide broad environmental, social, and economic benefits. They provide clean water, fish and wildlife habitat, jobs, products, recreation, and tax funds for healthy communities.

The state and private landowners manage about 11 million of Oregon's 30 million forested acres. These forests are often called "working forests" because they produce the renewable tree supply for the wood, paper, and pulp-based products we use daily.

To produce about 80% of Oregon’s timber harvest, the state and private owners use responsible management practices to care for and nurture these forests. This keeps Oregon’s working forests vibrant and healthy.

Sustainably producing timber adds about $12 billion annually to Oregon's economy and supports over 58,000 jobs.

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