Full speed ahead into the 21st Century


Five years ago, when I began as OFRI's second executive director, I made a pledge to the OFRI Board of Directors that our public education efforts would become more digital. We had to, in order to stay relevant. Clearly, the explosive growth of the Internet, mobile devices and e-publishing demanded that OFRI keep up with the times. 

This month, we're announcing our first-ever mobile application for smart phones and tablets. Oregon's Forest Facts & Figures, which we publish in hard copy every two years, is our most popular publication. Now you can download it as a free mobile app for iOS and Android platforms. 

In addition, as OFRI watchers know, we've grown our Internet presence to four websites: OregonForests.org for the general public, LearnForests.org for formal and nonformal educators, KnowYourForest.org for forest landowners, and TheForestReport.org for people interested in economic information about the forest sector. In April, these four sites combined saw an average 6,000 monthly visitors. 

Also this month we learned that DHX Advertising, the Portland firm we hired to write and design OregonForests.org, won a Hermes Creative Gold Award from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. This is wonderful recognition for their work, and that of the OFRI staff, as we join hands to tell the story of Oregon's amazing forests.

Paul Barnum
Executive Director


9755 SW Barnes Rd., Suite 210        
Portland, OR 97225        
Phone: 971-673-2944        
Fax: 971-673-2946

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