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This building at the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters in Salem was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. It is one of 13 buildings at the headquarters. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

This building at the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters in Salem was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. It is one of 13 buildings at the headquarters. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The State Forestry Department was established in 1911. It is under the direction of the state forester who is appointed by the State Board of Forestry. The statutes direct the state forester to act on all matters pertaining to forestry, including collecting and sharing information about the conditions of Oregon’s forests, protecting forestlands and conserving forest resources. Specific activities include fire protection for 16 million acres of private, state and federal forests; regulation of forest practices (under the Oregon Forest Practices Act) and promotion of forest stewardship; implementation of the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds; detection and control of harmful forest insect pests and forest tree diseases on state and private lands; management of 848,000 acres of state-owned forestlands; forestry assistance to Oregon’s non-industrial private woodland owners; forest resource planning; and community and urban forestry assistance.

 

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Contact Information

Mailing Address: 2600 State St., Salem 97310
Telephone: 503-945-7200; TTY: 1-800-437-4490
Fax: 503-945-7212
General E-mail: information@odf.state.or.us
Contact: Doug Decker, State Forester
Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: Sabrina Perez
Records Officer E-mail: Cara Walker
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps


Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 526.008
Natural Resources Budget Analysis (pdf) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu


Records, Publications and General Information

Agency History (pdf) - a detailed history of the agency
Records Retention Schedule (pdf) - a list of the public records kept at the agency
State Archives Holdings - a select list of the agency's records available for research at the State Archives
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog