Oregon leads the nation in wood products

Wood products are an integral part of our lives, whether in Oregon or anywhere else across the nation.

We’re proud to say that our home state leads U.S. production of softwood lumber and plywood and is also a leader in engineered wood, and home to the first mill in the United States to manufacture structurally certified cross-laminated timber (CLT). 

Product / State Glue Laminated Timber (Glulam) Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) & Mass Plywood Panels (MPP) I-joist Structural Composite Lumber Total Engineered Wood Plants

A critical part of our role as a leader in wood product production is our state’s mills, which can have major benefits to the rural communities where they are located. In fact, the Oregon forest products sector employs over 61,000 Oregonians with family-wage jobs, mostly in rural Oregon. Those jobs consistently pay higher than the state average wage, and in some counties like Clatsop and Lincoln, pay almost double the average wage. Check out this happy story of a smiley face planted on a hillside in Polk County by family-owned wood products manufacturer, Hampton Lumber.

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Wildfire Prevention

Protecting human lives, property, and timber-producing forest

Cold Clean Water

Oregon’s forests produce the highest quality water in the state


Supporting communities and the environment

Carbon Solutions and Climate Change

Working forests are key in the fight against climate change

Community Jobs

Offering a career path and future for everyone

Professional Forest Management

Forest practice laws safeguard water, fish and wildlife

Wildlife in Managed Forests

Different forest types create and maintain wildlife habitats

Renewable Building Materials

Oregon has the same amount of forestland now as 100 years ago