OregonForests.org is a portal for information relating to the management of Oregon’s forests as environmental, recreational and economic resources. The Oregon Forest Resources Institute works closely with the scientific and academic communities to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of the information it provides through this website and other education programs. 

View or order the publications and products described below.

PUBLICATIONS
  • A Teacher's Sampler Packet: Grades 6-12
    The teacher sampler packet is a great way to receive an overview of OFRI’s K-12 education programs and materials...
  • A Teacher's Sampler Packet: Grades K-5
    The teacher sampler packet is a great way to receive an overview of OFRI’s K-12 education programs and materials...
  • Biomass Energy and Biofuels from Oregon’s Forests
    This comprehensive 400-plus-page study examines the implications of using woody biomass from...
  • Building Oregon's Future : Annual Report 2016-17
    A look at OFRI achievements from fiscal year 2016-17
  • County Economic Fact Sheets
    This collection of fact sheets offers a snapshot of how the forest products industry impacts each of Oregon’s 36...
  • Ensayos de Bosque
    Esta colección ilustrada de ensayos escritos en español e inglés aborda temas relacionados con los bosques de Or...
  • Establishing and Managing Forest Trees in Western Oregon
    This publication will help you understand how to best plant and tend to trees to ensure that they remain healthy...
  • Explore the Forest Teacher's Guide
    A companion to Explore the Forest, the Teacher’s Guide includes additional activities, lesson plans and backgrou...
  • Explore the Forest: Student Workbook
    OFRI created this 24-page, full-color publication especially for third- and fourth-grade students. It provides.....
  • Fact Sheet: Biomass
    How can we get green power from overcrowded forests? This one-page fact sheet explores the “triple win” of thinn...
  • Fact Sheet: Carbon and Climate
    Are forests, carbon and climate change related? This one-page fact sheet explores the crucial role forests play ...
  • Fact Sheet: Clearcutting
    This one-page fact sheet explains the management objectives and landscape conditions that call for large-scale h...
  • Fact Sheet: Drinking Water
    This one-page fact sheet explores the importance of a healthy forest to our municipal water supply. Part of OFR...
  • Fact Sheet: Fire
    Why are some forest fires so intense? This one-page fact sheet explores the risks, causes and potential solution...
  • Fact Sheet: Forests
    Do you know Oregon forests? This one-page fact sheet explores the basic facts and statistics about Oregon’s 30.....
  • Fact Sheet: Landslides
    How are forestry and landslides related? This one-page fact sheet looks at the occurrence of landslides in diffe...
  • Fact Sheet: Ownership
    Who owns Oregon’s forests? This one-page fact sheet explores the ownership and management objectives of Oregon’s...
  • Fact Sheet: Photosynthesis
    This one-page fact sheet explains how trees and plants use sunlight, water and carbon dioxide to create oxygen a...
  • Fact Sheet: Protection
    This one-page fact sheet looks at some of the protective measures created by the Oregon Forest Practices Act...
  • Fact Sheet: Reforestation
    This one-page fact sheet explains the basic requirements of reforestation as guided by Oregon law. Part of OFRI’...
  • Fact Sheet: Wildlife
    This one-page fact sheet explores the relationship between forest ages and the animals that live there. Part of....
  • Family Forests: Landowners Resource Guide
    In Oregon, there are many sources of assistance available to forest landowners: expert technical advice, classes...
  • Federal Forestland in Oregon
    This new 24-page special report details the challenges and opportunities facing the state’s largest forestland o...
  • Find Your Path
    This 24-page publication looks at the wide range of employment opportunities available in Oregon’s forest...
  • Find Your Path Instruction Guide
    A companion to Find Your Path, the Instruction Guide includes additional activities, lesson plans and background...
  • Forest Activity Sheet
    This four-page, black-and-white illustrated activity sheet is a great way for youngsters to learn about Oregon’s...
  • Forest Essays: Grade 6
    This collection of readings supports literacy skills and also teaches important Oregon science and social scienc...
  • Forest Essays: Grade 7-12
    This collection of readings supports literacy skills and also teaches important Oregon science and social scienc...
  • Forest Essays: Grades 2-3
    This collection of readings supports literacy skills and also teaches important Oregon science and social scienc...
  • Forest Essays: Grades 4-5
    This collection of readings supports literacy skills and also teaches important Oregon science and social scienc...
  • Forest Essays: Spanish for Grades 4-5
    Ensayos de Bosque: Grados 4-5 (Español e Inglés) Esta colección ilustrada de ensayos escritos en español e ingl...
  • Forest Fact Break: Animations
    Forest Fact Breaks simplify complex topics (such as forest fires) into fun, educational and entertaining animate...
  • Forest Threats
    Our forests are vulnerable to many threats. Whether it’s newer ones such as climate change and invasive species,...
  • Forest to Frame
    Wood is the only major building material that stores carbon, which is removed from the atmosphere during a tree’...
  • Future of Oregon’s Working Forests
    This 14-page special report looks at the choices, consequences and opportunities facing our working forests in t...
  • Guide to Priority Plant and Animal Species in Oregon Forests
    This guidebook focuses on plant and animal species with special status that are found in Oregon’s forested habit...
  • Inside Oregon’s Forests – A High School Forestry Curriculum
    Inside Oregon’s Forests includes 12 weeks of lessons covering the history of Oregon forests; tree biology and fo...
  • Into the Forest: Student Workbook
    Why should you care about Oregon’s forests? Into the Forest, OFRI’s lively and colorful book on forestry for fif...
  • Into the Forest: Teacher's Guide
    A companion to Into the Forest, the teacher’s guide includes additional activities, lesson plans and background....
  • K-12 Forest Education Opportunities
    A directory of field sites and ongoing forestry programs for Oregon educators and their students. 
  • National Forest Health Restoration Assessment
    An Economic Assessment of Forest Restoration on Oregon's Eastside National Forests. Published November, 2012.
  • National Forest Health Restoration: Summary
    A summary of “National Forest Health Restoration: An Economic Assessment of Forest Restoration on Oregon’s Easts...
  • Northern Spotted Owl: Wildlife in Managed Forests Reference Sheet
    A two-page reference sheet explaining habitat needs and crucial nesting timelines of the Northern Spotted Owl...
  • Not So Clear-Cut
    Some forest landowners grow timber for wood products. Others focus on wildlife habitat or fire resiliency...
  • OFPA Timeline
    Oregon forest practices regulations have evolved in response to scientific research.
  • Oregon Family Forestland
    Some 70,000 Oregon family forest landowners care for almost 5 million acres in Oregon. Some manage it for timber...
  • Oregon Forest Facts 2017-18 Edition
    This easy-to-use reference booklet is loaded with charts, graphics and numbers to help Oregonians understand the...
  • Oregon Forest Literacy Plan
    The Oregon Forestry Literacy Plan includes a forest education conceptual framework as well as a scope and sequen...
  • Oregon Forest Practices Act: Adaptable and Informed by Sound Science
    The Oregon Forest Practices Act (OFPA) was the first law of its kind in the U.S. when the state Legislature pass...
  • Oregon Forest Products Week: Governor's proclamation
    Governor Kate Brown proclaims October 15-21, 2017, to be Oregon Forest Products Week in Oregon,
  • Oregon Forest Sector Economic Datasheet
    Oregon’s wood products industry is a traded sector, with close to 75 percent of all products made here sold outs...
  • Oregon's Forests Instruction Guide
    A companion to Oregon's Forests poster, the Instruction Guide includes additional activities, lesson plans and b...
  • Oregon's Forests Poster
    Oregon’s forests are among the most diverse in the world. The colorful 24” by 36” poster includes a map showing ...
  • Oregon’s Forest Protection Laws: An Illustrated Manual - Second Edition
    Updated and revised in 2011, this richly illustrated 185-page manual helps explain the forest protection rules.....
  • Oregon’s Forestry Professionals
    The growth and diversification of the forestry profession in Oregon not only reflects the state’s forest heritag...
  • Private Landowners Can Help Make the Difference for Coastal Coho
    This brochure provides a good starting point for landowners looking to improve stream quality on their land for ...
  • Rules to Live By
    Oregon's forest protection laws are some of the strongest in the country. But to make them effective, they have ...
  • Sounds of the Forest
    This illustrated publication is intended for young readers (grades K-3) and tells the story of some of the anima...
  • State of Fire: Fire in Oregon's Forests
    The ways Oregonians prevent, fight, manage and, to some degree, live with wildfire have grown more complicated.....
  • The Oregon Way: Forests and Fish
    Oregon’s unique, steady approach to preserving and improving habitat in forest streams is paying off for species...
  • Tree identification interpretive signage
    The Oregon Forest Resources Institute has created an interpretive tree identification program. The signs are des...
  • Understanding Eastside Forests
    This colorfully illustrated publication covers the geology and ecology, major forest types, characteristics of s...
  • What Do Western Oregon’s Forests Look Like After a Century of Management?
    There is a perception that the rich forests existing before European-American settlement have been lost or...
  • Where's all the Carbon?
    This classroom poster illustrates the role of forests and wood products in the carbon cycle. The poster shows th...
  • Where's All The Carbon? Instruction Guide
    A companion to Where's All the Carbon? poster, the Instruction Guide includes additional activities, lesson plan...
  • Wildlife in Managed Forests: American Beaver
    This publication on the American beaver is part of OFRI’s “Wildlife in Managed Forests” series, developed for...
  • Wildlife in Managed Forests: Deer and Elk
    This publication addresses deer and elk population dynamics, herd productivity, nutritional needs, response to h...
  • Wildlife in Managed Forests: Early Seral-Associated Songbirds
    This publication offers scientific background and solutions for managing young forests to promote songbird habit...
  • Wildlife in Managed Forests: Fish Habitat and Passage
    This publication describes the habitat needs of various fish species, and how forest landowners and managers can...
  • Wildlife in Managed Forests: Oregon Forest Practices Act Reference Series
    This spiral-bound booklet of fact sheets aims to help forest managers plan management activities that have the.....
  • Wildlife in Managed Forests: Oregon Forests as Habitat
    As the cornerstone publication for OFRI’s “Wildlife in Managed Forests” series, this booklet provides a backgrou...
  • Wildlife in Managed Forests: Stream-associated Amphibians
    One-quarter of amphibians in the Pacific Northwest depend on headwater streams for food, cover and breeding habi...
  • Wood Stands Tall
    Architects and developers concerned about climate change are becoming more interested in alternatives to steel a...