Renewable Building Materials

Over half of Oregon – or roughly 30 million acres – is forested.

Thanks to state policy that prioritizes maintaining forestland for the many environmental, social and economic benefits our forests provide, Oregon has the same amount of forestland now as we did 100 years ago.

The level of timber harvest is renewing every year.

Oregon’s timber harvest is renewable. Because we replant three trees for every one we harvest, private timber harvest remains renewable and sustainable, helping to make everything from homes, to common wood products like cardboard and paper, to millwork products such as cabinets and furniture, to mass timber innovations like tall wood buildings and skyscrapers using engineered wood products such as cross-laminated timber, glue-laminated timber, and mass plywood panels.

Oregon is the number one national producer of softwood lumber and plywood.

The lumber produced from those highly productive forests make Oregon the number one national producer of softwood lumber and plywood. Because of Oregon’s best-in-class sustainable forest practices that include harvesting less than we grow every year and replanting after harvest, the annual timber harvest from private timberland has remained relatively stable around 3.8 billion board feet.

We’re focused on actively and sustainably managing our forests in Oregon.

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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