Public interest groups dedicated to balanced forestry information and natural resources
education about Oregon forests.
Alaska Forestry Association
111 Stedman St. Suite 200
Ketchikan, AK 99901
The Alaska Forest Association can be characterized as a high profile industry trade association. Its members hold in common general business interests in the timber industry of Alaska. AFA's activities are directly related to the viability of the forest products industry in Alaska.
American Forest & Paper Association
1111 19th St NW, Suite 800
Washington DC 20036
202-463-5179 or 800-878-8878
Trade league comprised of nearly 200 forest-owning and manufacturing companies across America -- 20 of those operating in Oregon. Current information on the forest products industry, forest environment and products; recycling; "Sustainable Forestry Initiative" America's forest and paper people -- "Improving tomorrow's environment today".
American Forest Resource Council
5100 SW SW Macada, Suite 350
Portland OR 97239
Our mission is to create a favorable operating environment for the forest products industry, ensure a reliable timber supply from public and private lands and promote sustainable management of forests by improving federal laws, regulations, policies and decisions that determine or influence the management of all lands.
910 17th St NW
Washington DC 20006
Public interest group promoting sound conservation of the nation's diverse forests through informed discussion of important forest resource issues with the public; American Forests magazine; Global Re-Leaf program.
American Tree Farm System
Private organization affiliated with American Forest Foundation; purpose is to help small private forest landowners manage their landseir lands
Association of Consulting Foresters
312 Montgomery St, Suite 208
Alexandria VA 22314
The Association of Consulting Foresters of America, Inc. (ACF) was founded in 1948 to advance the professionalism, ethics, and interests of professional foresters whose primary work was consulting to the public.
Boise Cascade Corporation
P.O. Box 50, Boise, Idaho 83728-0001
Boise is an international distributor of office supplies and paper and an integrated manufacturer and distributor of paper, packaging, and building materials. Our operations extend throughout North America, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil. We own or manage 2.3 million acres of timberlands in the United States and Brazil to support our operations.
Bureau of Land Management (U.S.)
1849 C Street, Room 406-LS
Washington, DC 20240
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), an agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior, administers 264 million acres of America's public lands, located primarily in 12 Western States. The BLM sustains the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
Bureau of Land Management in Oregon
PO Box 2965
Portland, OR 97208
The Bureau of Land Management [BLM] manages 16,233,739 acres of public lands in Oregon and 370,110 acres in Washington. From the forests of western Oregon to the rangelands in eastern Oregon and Washington, BLM uses a multiple-use approach to managing your public lands. BLM manages for wildlife, recreation, timber harvest, livestock grazing, mineral extraction and other public uses.
California Forest Foundation
853 Lincoln Way, Suite 104
Auburn, CA 95603
A forest is more than trees. It's a complex ecosystem of plants and animals. Humans are part of that ecosystem, and our actions affect everything else. The job of the people who work in the forest is not just to harvest trees to provide our wood products... Their time, energy and money is spent maintaining and protecting the plants and animals that live there. How well they succeed is the key to preserving our forests for generations to come.
California Forestry Association
1215 K Street, Suite 1830
Sacramento, CA 95814
CFA's diversified membership is comprised largely of forest landowners, forestry professionals, loggers, manufacturers, financial institutions, wholesalers, and retailers who are engaged in the production and/or distribution of wood products. Association members are committed to staying abreast of the issues facing the forest products industry, and in taking an active role in protecting and enhancing the natural life cycle of California's forests.
Certified Forester; Society of American Foresters
The mission of the Certified Forester program is to serve as the competency and credentialing standard for foresters; recognize a forester's education, professional experience, and commitment to the ongoing pursuit of knowledge; promote continuing education in forestry and associated disciplines; and increase public awareness of the forestry professional.
Douglas Timber Operators
3000 Stewart Pkwy, Ste 208
Roseburg OR 97470
Local trade alliance of Douglas and Coos County forest owners, mills and loggers pursuing sustainable management of local forest resources. Forest policy and education information.
Dovetail Partners, Inc.
528 Hennepin Ave., Suite 703
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Dovetail Partners provides authoritative information about the impacts and trade-offs of forest environmental decisions, including consumption choices, land use, and policy alternatives.
PO Box 77094
San Francisco, California 94107
FireScience.org began in 2012 to provide quality data and information for students pursuing a career in fire science. We provide tools and resources to help students and professionals make well-informed decisions about their education and career training.
Forest Engineering Inc.
620 SW 4th Street
Corvallis, OR 97333
541-754-7558, Fax: 541-754-7559
Since 1980, Forest Engineering Inc. has been providing solutions to complex forestry problems. We recognize that today's forestry operations must meet strict environmental guidelines, while at the same time remaining economically competitive.
Forest Resources Association
600 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 350
Rockville, Maryland 20852
The Mission of the Forest Resources Association is to promote the best interests of wood fiber suppliers and consumers in the economical, efficient, and sustainable use, and stewardship, of forest resources to meet wood fiber needs through private enterprise.
Forest Seedling Network
Private organization connects Oregon forest landowners with seedling providers, forestry services and contractors in the Northwest region.
528 Hennepin Ave., Suite 703
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Dovetail Partners new home for unbiased, forestry-related environmental education resources geared towards students, teachers, forestry professionals and those with a general interest in protecting, managing, and enhancing the natural environment.
Forests Today & Forever
PO Box 358
Creswell OR 97426
Public interest group dedicated to balanced public education about Oregon forests, forestry and the forest products industry. Wood: the resource of intelligent choice. "Forest Field Days" is a classroom and field forestry education program for grade 6 students. Forests Today & Forever magazine.
4068 West 32nd Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6S 1Z6, Canada
Green Spirit - Trees are the Answer delivers a powerful message about forests that runs contrary to much of the environmental movement's current thinking. A personal essay in words and photographs, it gives us new eyes with which to see the land, exploring the beauty, biodiversity and spirit of forests growing back after logging.
9600 SW Barnes Rd. Suite 200
Portland, OR 97225
Hampton Affiliates has grown from a single mill operation to one of the nation's largest privately-held forest products companies. Our timberlands, mills, marketing department and reload services give us unparalleled flexibility within the industry to meet our customers' needs.
Idaho Forest Products Commission
P.O. Box 855
Boise, ID 83701
The purpose of the Commission is to "promote the economic and environmental welfare of the state by providing a means for the collection and dissemination of information regarding the management of the state's public and private forest lands and the forest products industry."
Intermountain Forest Association
2218 Jackson Blvd. #10
Rapid City, SD 57702
The Intermountain Forest Association is an organization of wood product manufacturers, timberland owners and related businesses in the northern Rockies. The Association develops and implements solution-oriented policies aimed at securing a stable and sustainable supply of timber on public and private lands.
Keep Oregon Green
To reduce the number of human-caused wildfires in Oregon through awareness and education. The Keep Oregon Green Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation under-written by private and public landowners and incorporated to conduct a statewide fire prevention program of education and information designed to assist in protecting the landowners’ resources.
Know Your Forest
About managing small Oregon forestlands, sponsored by State of Oregon partnership
Loggers World Magazine
4026 Jackson Highway
Chehalis, WA 98532-8425
Loggers World pioneered logging magazine publishing 36 years ago. Through the years we have seen many changes in logging, logging machinery, and weathered the ups and downs of the logging economy. We have made it our practice to report on the latest in logging methods and machinery as well as the operators who are the cutting edge of production.
My Land Plan
Use this online tool to create maps, establish goals and actions, and connect with a forester. Sponsored by American Forest Foundation.
National Timber Tax Website
The National Timber Tax Website was developed to be used by timberland owners, as well as a reference for accountants, attorneys, consulting foresters and other professionals who work with timberland owners regarding the tax treatment of timber related activities.
Northwest Timber Fallers
Grants Pass, OR
Northwest Timber Fallers is committed to providing federal and state fire dispatch centers with a roster of seasoned, fully qualified, professional timber fallers for wildland firefighting assignments. The timber fallers on our roster have extensive, verified professional logging experience, and either meet or surpass state and federal agency standards for cutting large diameter timber and hazard snags on wildland fire incidents. Fallers can be mobilized within 2 - 4 hours.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry, Private Forests Division
State of Oregon agency Stewardship Foresters. To serve the people of Oregon by protecting, managing, and promoting stewardship of Oregon's forests to enhance environmental, economic, and community sustainability.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry, Service Forestry & Public Information
2600 State Street
Salem OR 97310
State agency which manages state-owned forests, administers forest practice rules on non-federal lands, responsible for wildfire protection on non-national forest lands, and provides forestry assistance to private forest owners; service forestry assistance; public information; "Stewardship in Forestry"; Forest Log magazine.
Oregon Forest Directory
Listings of service providers and forestry information, from Oregon State University, College of Forestry
Oregon Forest Industries Council
PO Box 12826
Salem, OR 97309
Trade alliance of 50 Oregon forest landowning and producing firms devoted to assuring state forest policies, practices and taxes that encourage sustainable land stewardship. Stream Enhancement Initiative; Sustainable Forestry Initiative campaign; Oregon Salmon Plan support; forest management and state policy information.
Oregon Forest Resources Institute
317 SW Sixth Ave, Suite 400
Portland, OR 97204-1705
503-229-6718 or 800-719-9195
OFRI was established by the Oregon Legislature in 1991 to "enhance and support Oregon's forest products industry" by improving public understanding of forest practices and products, and by encouraging sound management of Oregon's forests; Oregon's New forests; Forest Puzzle Display; Oregon's Forests -- Take a Closer Look; educational materials and information.
Oregon Forestland and Timber Harvest Taxes
Forestland in Oregon is assessed differently than other property. This reduced tax assessment is intended to recognize the importance of forestland to Oregon's economy and respond to the growing pressures that urban growth puts on natural resources. All timber harvested in Oregon is subject to the forest products harvest tax. In addition, harvests may be subject to the small tract forestland (STF) severance tax.
Oregon Forestry Education Program
Oregon State University, Peavy Hall 229
Corvallis, OR 97331
800-554-6987 or 541-737-3005
State coordinator for Project Learning Tree -- a hands-on primary school natural resource education activities for grades K-12; Project Learning Tree Environmental Education Activity Guide. Thanks to a generous grant from the Oregon Forest Resources Institute, PLT is now free to participants throughout the entire state of Oregon. In addition, funds are available to reimburse school districts for substitute costs incurred while teachers attend this 6-hour workshop in all regions.
Oregon Logging Conference
P.O. Box 10669
800-595-9191 Outside the USA: 541-686-9191
Every panel and seminar at the Oregon Logging Conference is a place to exchange ideas and information on logging and related industries, plus each promotes the science, practices and standards of logging and forestry.
Oregon Small Woodlands Association
PO Box 3079
Salem, OR 97302
Trade group representing Oregon's 25,000 woodland owners -- each under 5,000 acres in size; American Tree Farm System; Master Woodland Program; Northwest Woodlands magazine.
Oregon Society of American Foresters
Stewardship of the land is the cornerstone of the forestry profession. The purpose of these canons is to govern the professional conduct of members of the Society of American Foresters in their relations with the land, the public, their employers, including clients, and each other as provided in Article VII of the Society's Constitution. Compliance with these canons demonstrates our respect for the land and our commitment to the wise management of ecosystems, and ensures just and honorable professional and human relationships, mutual confidence and respect, and competent service to society.
Oregon State University
Forestry Extension Peavy Hall 119
Corvallis, OR 97331
Forestry information, education and assistance for private landowners; extension forestry located around the state in conjunction with county and state extension offices; programs and Extension Foresters. Oregon State University, Extension Service, Forestry http://www.extension.oregonstate.edu/find-us
Oregon Tree Farm System
Private organization affiliated with American Tree Farm System and American Forest Foundation; purpose is to help small private forest landowners manage their lands.
Oregon Trucking Association
4005 SE Naef Rd
Portland, OR 97267
The Mission of Oregon Forest Products Transportation Association is to develop and promote safe, efficient transportation of products in a manner consistent with the public interest and which best serves its independent truckers.
Pacific Logging Congress
Private organization for western states logging careers and public education. The Pacific Logging Congress mission is to fulfill the need to provide sound technical education about the forest industry. Founded in 1909, the Pacific Logging Congress has sought to educate politicians, educators, their students and the general public about the need for sound responsible forestry to supply global needs for wood fiber.
PERC- Political Economy Research Center
502 South 19th Ave.
Bozeman, MT 59718
PERC (The Political Economy Research Center) is the nation's oldest and largest institute dedicated to original research that brings market principles to resolving environmental problems.
Smokey Bear's Homepage
Forests are extraordinary places which cover almost 1/3 of the Earth's land. They provide shade, food and shelter for an enormous variety of plants and animals which call them "home." Forests are invaluable to the Earth. Not only are they places of beauty and recreation, but all over the world people rely on trees for fuel, food, raw materials and medicine. Even more importantly, forest trees and plants ensure that the temperature on Earth is livable and that we have enough oxygen to breathe!
Society of American Foresters
Private organization of professional foresters. Since 1900, the Society of American Foresters has provided access to information and networking opportunities to prepare members for the challenges and the changes that face natural resource professionals.
Southern Oregon Timber Industries Assn.
2680 N Pacific Hwy
Medford OR 97501
Local trade alliance of Rogue Valley forest owners, mills and loggers pursuing sustainable management of local forest resources. Forest policy and education information.
P.O. Box 809, 7240 SW Philomath Blvd.
Corvallis, OR 97339
Starker Forests today holds approximately 60,000 acres of forest land. In addition to practicing intensive forest management, the people at Starker Forests also promote and encourage recreational use of their lands with a free Starker Forests permit.
Sustainable Ecosystems Institute
0605 Taylors Ferry Rd
Portland, OR 97219
SEI works to sustain ecosystems and the people who depend on them. This public interest group focuses on areas of current or potential natural resource conflict to bring about science-based cooperative solutions; SEI Now newsletter; and conservation information.
Talk About Trees
9520 SW 62nd Dr
Portland OR 97219
Sponsored by Oregon Women in Timber, "Talk About Trees" is a classroom science presentation for pre-school through eighth grade students. OWIT is a non-profit group with the purpose to create awareness and appreciation for the value of trees, and encourage understanding about the protection, management and conservation of the renewable forest.
Taxation of Forestry
Competent tax advice should be sought well before selling timber, logically during management planning. Contacting a CPA before a sale can inform of current tax law ramifications.
The Evergreen Foundation
P.O. Box 1290
Bigfork MT 59911
Educational foundation having the mission to help restore public confidence in forestry, and to help advance public understanding and support for scientifically-based forest policies and practices. Evergreen magazine; educational information.
The Oregon Plan for Salmon & Watersheds
Eugene, Oregon 97440
Salem, Oregon 97307
503-378-3589 ext. 823
The Oregon Plan represents an unprecedented undertaking on the part of the State of Oregon to restore our state's salmon and trout resources. Our goal is to restore populations and fisheries to productive and sustainable levels that will provide substantial environmental, cultural, and economic benefits.
US Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture
201 14th Street, SW at Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20250
The phrase Caring for the Land and Serving People captures the Forest Service mission. As set forth in law, the mission is to achieve quality land management under sustainable multiple-use management to meet the diverse needs of the people ... Mike Dombeck, Chief, USDA Forest Service.
Washington Contract Loggers Association
PO Box 2168
Our goal is to provide each of our member companies with something unique - a program or service they view as a valuable benefit to their company. To achieve that goal, we try to ensure that these programs and services are tailored to contract logging and related businesses, cost effective, and geared towards ensuring the success of this industry in the future.
Western Forestry & Conservation Assn.
4033 SW Canyon Rd
Portland, OR 97221
Organization devoted to advancing the knowledge of forest management and conservation. This association annually offers several timely seminars and workshops addressing current forest subjects.
Western Wood Products Association
522 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 500
Portland, Oregon 97204-2122
Western Wood Products Association is a trade association representing softwood lumber manufacturers in the 12 Western states, from the Canadian border south to Mexico and from the West Coast to the Black Hills of South Dakota. The Association also provides services in Alaska.
CH 1K35C, P.O. Box 9777
Federal Way, WA 98063-9777
Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world's largest integrated forest products companies, was incorporated in 1900. It has offices or operations in 13 countries, with customers worldwide. Weyerhaeuser is principally engaged in the growing and harvesting of timber; the manufacture, distribution and sale of forest products; and real estate construction, development and related activities.
Women Owning Woodlands
Private organization that helps women small private forest landowners manage their lands.
World Forestry Center
4033 SW Canyon Rd
Portland, OR 97221
Independent educational institution promoting establishment, protection and management of global and Oregon forests -- and related resources -- through research and education; WFC Museum; Magness Memorial Tree Farm; forest education programs.