Available now from OFRI: Oregon Forest Facts and Figures 2011
The Oregon Forest Resources Institute has published the 2011 edition of “Oregon Forest Facts and Figures,” which can be downloaded or ordered from OFRI’s website. The publication offers 32 jam-packed pages of current, accurate forestry information at a glance.
The publication offers 32 jam-packed pages of current, accurate forestry information at a glance. Repeated and updated from the first version are basic statistics such as Oregon’s total forestland area (30,472,000 acres), forestland by owner (60 percent federal government) and potential biomass acreage (4.25 million acres), as well as many other up-to-date statistics.
Changes in the new 2011 edition focus on economics and jobs. For example, additional topics provide data regarding loss of infrastructure, decline in forest-sector employment during the recession, and the forest sector’s ranking in Oregon’s total payroll.
On the positive side, numbers document progress on watershed restoration and how the green economy offers high-paying blue-collar jobs.
“Oregon Forest Facts and Figures” offers a snapshot of the state’s forest sector at a crossroads. On one path are at-risk forests and loss of jobs. Down another path is a nimble forest sector with the assets to supply good-paying employment, thriving ecosystems and healthy communities.
To order a copy, please visit Oregonforests.org. Under the pull-down menu for “Facts & Resources,” choose “Publications.” Scroll down to “Oregon Forest Facts and Figures 2011” and download a PDF version or order a copy to be shipped to you at no cost.
Contact: Dave Kvamme, OFRI – 971-673-2948
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