Department of Forestry Records Guide

Record Series Descriptions

Red Dot World War II Forest Defense Records

Box 7
.25 cubic feet
Arrangement: chronological by date of record

Series documents the participation of the Department of Forestry in national defense programs during World War II; primarily the control of incendiary forest fires. Forestry worked with the state and federal Defense Councils, the United States War Department, the Office of Civilian Defense, the United States Army, and the Western Defense Command. Records include correspondence, policy statements, emergency plans, regulations, resolutions, and maps. Subjects include anti-subversion programs, Nisei and Japanese internment, balloon bombs, burning regulations, the use of the army to control fires, training, blackout regulations, and state/federal cooperation.

Red Dot Separated Maps


World War II Forest Defense Records, 1941-1946

Removed from:

Box 7 / Folder 11

Transferred to:

Map Drawer 1

Record type:





1. Proposed Timber Conservation Area, 1943, 17 x 27 in., no scale given, blue line print with color pencil added. Creator: CA.A. Lewis. Map shows location of proposed timber conservation area near Tongue Point Naval Air Station. Also shows location of station, Astoria city limits, water supply lines, and rivers.
2. Preliminary Regional Study for Airlie and Vicinity [for Camp Adair], 1941, 33 x 24 in., blue line print. Creator: John W. Cunningham and Associates, Lawrence E. Allyn, Architect and Engineer. Map shows military facilities proposal for Camp Adair. Shows proposed firing ranges, location of roads, railroads, cities, terrain type, and gradients.

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