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PUBLICATIONS
  • 2019 Forest Report
    A comprehensive look at the economic impact of Oregon's forest sector in 2019
  • 2020 Labor Day Fires : Economic Impacts
    This economic impact analysis evaluates nine of the largest Labor Day 2020 fires plus three other fires
  • 2020 Labor Day Fires: Summary Report
    A summary of the 2020 Labor Day Fires: Economic Impacts to Oregon’s Forest Sector – Full Report
  • A Teacher's Sampler Packet: Grades 6-12
    The teacher sampler packet is a great way to receive an overview of OFRI’s K-12 education programs and materials...
  • A Teacher's Sampler Packet: Grades K-5
    The teacher sampler packet is a great way to receive an overview of OFRI’s K-12 education programs and materials...
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    Adventure Awaits
    An illustrated pocket guide for visitors recreating on private and managed forestlands
  • Annual Report 2020-21
    Annual report for fiscal year 2020-2021
  • Blog: News article misrepresents OFRI
    Clearing up some facts and assertions made about OFRI in a recent news article.
  • Blog: OFRI responds to state audit report
    OFRI agrees with state audit recommendations and is working to implement them
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    Blog: PFA Collaboration and Compromise
    This new blog post explains the goals behind this historic change to Oregon's forest practices.
  • Carbon and Forestry: Topic Sheet
    This publication explains how forests help control carbon and climate change. Part of a series.
  • Carbon in Oregon's Managed Forests: Summary Report
    This special report synthesizes the latest science on carbon sequestration and storage in Oregon’s working fores...
  • Carbon in Oregon’s Managed Forests – Science Review
    Carbon in Oregon's Managed Forests - full science report
  • Clearcutting and Forestry: Topic Sheet
    This topic sheet explains why foresters choose to harvest trees using clearcutting. Part of a series.
  • County Economic Fact Sheets
    This collection of fact sheets offers a snapshot of how the forest products industry impacts each of Oregon’s 36...
  • En el Bosque
    Full Spanish translation of OFRI's Into The Forest publication
  • Ensayos de Bosque
    Esta colección ilustrada de ensayos escritos en español e inglés aborda temas relacionados con los bosques de Or...
  • Establishing and Managing Forest Trees in Western Oregon
    This publication will help you understand how to best plant and tend to trees to ensure that they remain healthy...
  • Explore the Forest Teacher's Guide
    A companion to Explore the Forest, the Teacher’s Guide includes additional activities, lesson plans and backgrou...
  • Explore the Forest: Student Workbook
    OFRI created this 24-page, full-color publication especially for third- and fourth-grade students. It provides.....
  • Fact Sheet: Biomass
    How can we get green power from overcrowded forests? This one-page fact sheet explores the “triple win” of thinn...
  • Fact Sheet: Carbon and Climate
    Are forests, carbon and climate change related? This one-page fact sheet explores the crucial role forests play ...
  • Fact Sheet: Clearcutting
    This one-page fact sheet explains the management objectives and landscape conditions that call for large-scale h...
  • Fact Sheet: Drinking Water
    This one-page fact sheet explores the importance of a healthy forest to our municipal water supply. Part of OFR...
  • Fact Sheet: Fire
    Why are some forest fires so intense? This one-page fact sheet explores the risks, causes and potential solution...
  • Fact Sheet: Forests
    Do you know Oregon forests? This one-page fact sheet explores the basic facts and statistics about Oregon’s 30.....
  • Fact Sheet: Landslides
    How are forestry and landslides related? This one-page fact sheet looks at the occurrence of landslides in diffe...
  • Fact Sheet: Ownership
    Who owns Oregon’s forests? This one-page fact sheet explores the ownership and management objectives of Oregon’s...
  • Fact Sheet: Photosynthesis
    This one-page fact sheet explains how trees and plants use sunlight, water and carbon dioxide to create oxygen a...
  • Fact Sheet: Protection
    This one-page fact sheet looks at some of the protective measures created by the Oregon Forest Practices Act...
  • Fact Sheet: Reforestation
    This one-page fact sheet explains the basic requirements of reforestation as guided by Oregon law. Part of OFRI’...
  • Fact Sheet: Wildlife
    This one-page fact sheet explores the relationship between forest ages and the animals that live there. Part of....
  • Federal Forestland in Oregon
    This 24-page special report details the challenges and opportunities facing the state’s largest forestland owner...
  • Find Your Path
    This 24-page publication looks at the wide range of employment opportunities available in Oregon’s forest...
  • Find Your Path Instruction Guide
    A companion to Find Your Path, the Instruction Guide includes additional activities, lesson plans and background...
  • Fire and Forestry: Topic Sheet
    This publication explains how active forest management can limit the severity of future forest fires.
  • Forest Activity Sheet
    This four-page, black-and-white illustrated activity sheet is a great way for youngsters to learn about Oregon’s...
  • Forest Essays: Grade 6
    This collection of readings supports literacy skills and also teaches important Oregon science and social scienc...
  • Forest Essays: Grade 7-12
    This collection of readings supports literacy skills and also teaches important Oregon science and social scienc...
  • Forest Essays: Grades 2-3
    This collection of readings supports literacy skills and also teaches important Oregon science and social scienc...
  • Forest Essays: Grades 4-5
    This collection of readings supports literacy skills and also teaches important Oregon science and social scienc...
  • Forest Essays: Spanish for Grades 4-5
    Ensayos de Bosque: Grados 4-5 (Español e Inglés) Esta colección ilustrada de ensayos escritos en español e ingl...
  • Forest Fact Break: Animations
    Forest Fact Breaks simplify complex topics (such as forest fires) into fun, educational and entertaining animate...
  • Forest Proud Oregon Order Form
    Use this form to order your Forest Proud Oregon workforce materials.
  • Forest Proud toolkit
    Forest Proud is a program connecting our forest products workforce with their peers in forest management.
  • Forest Threats
    Our forests are vulnerable to many threats. Whether it’s newer ones such as climate change and invasive species,...
  • Guide to Priority Plant and Animal Species in Oregon Forests
    This guidebook focuses on plant and animal species with special status that are found in Oregon’s forested habit...
  • Herbicides and Forestry: Topic Sheet
    This topic sheet explains why foresters choose to use herbicides when establishing a new forest. Part of a serie...
  • Impacts of Oregon's 2017 Wildfire Season
    Is this the new normal for Oregon? What economic and human effects did wildfires create in 2017?
  • Impacts of Oregon's 2017 Wildfire Season: Summary
    This 4-page summary details the health and economic impacts of the 2017 Oregon wildfires
  • Inside Oregon’s Forests – A High School Forestry Curriculum
    Inside Oregon’s Forests includes 12 weeks of lessons covering the history of Oregon forests; tree biology and fo...
  • Into the Forest: Student Workbook
    Why should you care about Oregon’s forests? Into the Forest, OFRI’s lively and colorful book on forestry for fif...
  • Into the Forest: Teacher's Guide
    A companion to Into the Forest, the teacher’s guide includes additional activities, lesson plans and background....
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    Investigate the Forest
    Journal pages for Oregon outdoor school, intended to guide students as they explore the outdoors.
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    K-12 Forest Education Opportunities
    A directory of field sites and ongoing forestry programs for Oregon educators and their students. 
  • Keeping Drinking Water Safe
    Summary report of an extensive review of forest watershed science and forest practices.
  • Life in the Forest instruction guide
    A teacher companion guide to the publication Life in the Forest
  • Life in the Forest: Get to know Oregon's forest wildlife
    Life in the Forest is a 24-page, full-color publication designed to assist students in understanding how forests...
  • Living with Fire
    Although western fires are growing in size, leading to more frequent "megafire events," there are ways to reduce...
  • Managing Logging Slash Piles in Northwest Oregon
    Management practices to aid in the safe disposal of woody material left after a timber harvest.
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    Managing Wildlife Leave Trees in the Pacific Northwest
    This informational pamphlet looks at retaining some natural structures for wildlife during timber harvest.
  • More Than Trees
    An "early reader" publication that explores forests and wildlife.
  • Natural Resources Journal
    Each lesson guides students in an engaging investigation of forests they can do on their own at home.
  • Northern Spotted Owl: Wildlife in Managed Forests Reference Sheet
    A two-page reference sheet explaining habitat needs and crucial nesting timelines of the Northern Spotted Owl...
  • Not So Clear-Cut
    Some forest landowners grow timber for wood products. Others focus on wildlife habitat or fire resiliency...
  • OFPA Timeline
    Oregon forest practices regulations have evolved in response to scientific research.
  • Oregon Forest Facts 2021-22 Edition
    This easy-to-use reference booklet is loaded with charts, graphics and numbers.
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    Oregon Forest Literacy Plan
    The Oregon Forestry Literacy Plan includes a forest education conceptual framework as well as a scope and sequen...
  • Oregon Forest Practices Act: Adaptable and Informed by Sound Science
    The Oregon Forest Practices Act (OFPA) was the first law of its kind in the U.S. when the state Legislature pass...
  • Oregon's Forest Economy
    A summary report created to highlight the economic findings of The 2019 Forest Report.
  • Oregon's Forest Protection Laws : An Illustrated Manual
    Third Edition. Updated 2018. An illustrated guide to Oregon forest practices and protection laws
  • Oregon's Forests Instruction Guide
    A companion to Oregon's Forests poster, the Instruction Guide includes additional activities, lesson plans and b...
  • Oregon's Forests Poster
    Oregon’s forests are among the most diverse in the world. The colorful 24” by 36” poster includes a map showing ...
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    Private Forest Accord and Habitat Conservation
    Explaining the goals of a habitat conservation plan on Oregon private forestlands.
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    Private Forest Accord summary
    A summary of new changes to forest regulations
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    Private Forest Accord-related law changes
    Changes to forest regulations stemming from the Private Forest Accord report
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    Resources for Family Forestland Owners; 2022-2024
    In Oregon, there are many sources of assistance available to forest landowners: expert technical advice, classes...
  • Sounds of the Forest
    This illustrated publication is intended for young readers (grades K-3) and tells the story of some of the anima...
  • State of Fire: Fire in Oregon's Forests
    The ways Oregonians prevent, fight, manage and, to some degree, live with wildfire have grown more complicated.....
  • The Oregon Way: Forests and Fish
    Oregon’s unique, steady approach to preserving and improving habitat in forest streams is paying off for species...
  • Tree Carbon Tape
    Both a craft and a tool to determine the amount of carbon in a tree
  • Tree Carbon Tape: Instruction Guide
    Instructional guide for using the Tree Carbon Tape activity
  • Tree identification interpretive signage
    The Oregon Forest Resources Institute has created an interpretive tree identification program. The signs are des...
  • Trees to Tap: Findings and Recommendations
    This PDF of the Trees to Tap findings and recommendations chapter summarizes the results of a scientific literat...
  • Trees to Tap: Study Summary
    A one-page summary of the Trees to Tap research project as presented in the Keeping Drinking Water Safe report
  • Understanding Eastside Forests
    This colorfully illustrated publication covers the geology and ecology, major forest types, characteristics of s...
  • Where's all the Carbon?
    This classroom poster illustrates the role of forests and wood products in the carbon cycle. The poster shows th...
  • Where's All The Carbon? Instruction Guide
    A companion to Where's All the Carbon? poster, the Instruction Guide includes additional activities, lesson plan...
  • Wildlife in Managed Forests: American Beaver
    This publication on the American beaver is part of OFRI’s “Wildlife in Managed Forests” series, developed for...
  • Wildlife in Managed Forests: Deer and Elk
    This publication addresses deer and elk population dynamics, herd productivity, nutritional needs, response to h...
  • Wildlife in Managed Forests: Early Seral-Associated Songbirds
    This publication offers scientific background and solutions for managing young forests to promote songbird habit...
  • Wildlife in Managed Forests: Fish Habitat and Passage
    This publication describes the habitat needs of various fish species, and how forest landowners and managers can...
  • Wildlife in Managed Forests: Fisher and Humboldt Marten
    A scientific background and solutions for managing landscapes within the range of fisher and Humboldt marten in ...
  • Wildlife in Managed Forests: Forest Amphibians
    Amphibians play an important and distinctive role in forest ecosystems. They occur across forested watersheds in...
  • Wildlife in Managed Forests: Oregon Forests as Habitat
    As the cornerstone publication for OFRI’s “Wildlife in Managed Forests” series, this booklet provides a backgrou...
  • Wildlife in Managed Forests: Pollinators and Forestry
    Pollinators are essential to a functioning ecosystem. What can forest managers do to help pollinators?
  • Wildlife in Managed Forests: Species Reference Series
    These reference sheets can help forest landowners plan management activities with specific wildlife needs in min...