Oregon’s greatest resource
Our forests are an amazing resource. Wood from sustainably grown trees is renewable, recyclable and is the primary element in thousands of products we use every day. Through responsible forest management and protective laws, Oregon has maintained our forestland for decades, while at the same time, supplying the world with this remarkable and sustainable material. But this careful balance is hard work. Pressure to convert our forestland to other uses is great – and mounting every day.
Protecting the forests to some means remaining hands off. But in reality, part of protecting Oregon’s forests includes responsible forest management. This management not only decreases fire risks and increases forest health, but it supports the balance needed for all of us in Oregon and for generations beyond.
It takes a collaborative effort of public, landowner and legislative support so we can have it all: a thriving forest sector economy, a recreational playground, and healthy forest ecosystems.