Keeping Oregon forests working
Oregon’s forestlands are some of the most productive in the world. The state’s mild climate, deep soils and abundant rainfall make it one of the best places to grow trees. A strong social climate helps support our forestlands as well.
As Oregonians, we enjoy:
Widespread public support for the economic, environmental and social contributions of a stable forest sector.
Solid educational and research institutions, such as the Oregon State University College of Forestry and the USDA Pacific Northwest Research Station, keep the sector at the vanguard of best practices.
- Strong forest protection laws under the Oregon Forest Protection Act that ensure landowners employ sound forest management practices.
As a result, by internationally recognized standards of sustainability, Oregon is a world leader in timber production, wood products manufacturing and sustainable forestry.
A 2012 economic assessment of Oregon’s forest and wood products manufacturing sector is available to download. The 2012 Forest Report provides a snapshot of the sector’s status and capacity, inclucing employment, harvest and changing markets.