wallowa mountasins landscapeOregonians in general and landowners in the Blue Mountains in particular are surrounded by an abundance of natural wealth and beauty. We are fortunate to also have a tremendous wealth of information about our lands and waters, including what makes them tick, and what they need to thrive. 

This page includes tips on getting started, comprehensive publications, useful contacts, and links to other online resources that can help you realize your vision for your forest.

 

Publications

Download these guides for more information. (Guides are in PDF format)

Understanding East Side Forests This colorfully illustrated publication covers the geology and ecology, major forest types, characteristics of selected trees, disturbance and change, and management of Oregon forests east of the Cascades. It is intended as a guide to forest landowners or others interested in management of eastside forests.

Family Forests Resource Guide Your guide to technical, financial, and educational resources for Oregon's family forest landowners.

Management Planning for Woodland Owners: Why and How There are many reasons why it is helpful to have a management plan for your property. This article outlines those reasons and helps you get started writing your own plan.

Land Survey and Mapping Surveying and mapping are two interrelated ways to describe your property in a way that helps you make management decisions.    

Additional online tools and resources for landowners

OSU Extension Service  offers information on trees and woodlands, forest management programs, classes, publications, and other tips and resources.

My Land Plan can help you explore and discover how to manage your woodlands. Easy to use tools guide you to map your land, set goals, keep a journal and connect with woodland owners and foresters.     

Know Your Forest is a website built specifically for small forest landowners of Oregon. It was created by the Partnership for Forestry Education to make the management of your forestland easier and more effective. From interactive maps, to printed resources to upcoming educational events, this website is your gateway to the educational opportunities that will help you really understand your forest.

Oregon Forests Resources Institute (OFRI) is a centralized gateway to shared ideas and collaborative dialogue regarding the delicate balance between the environmental, social and economic values provided by our forests.

Forestry and Natural Resources Newsletter a quarterly newsletter serving land managers and owners east of the Cascades (issues are available from  2004 to present). Offers technical property information, notices about upcoming educational events, and in-depth articles. 

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS Oregon) provides farmers and ranchers with financial and technical assistance to voluntarily put conservation on the ground, not only helping the environment, but agricultural operations, too.

The Oregon Small Woodlands Association (OSWA) is a member-based association that represents small woodland owners in Oregon. OSWA members are individuals, families, or companies who want to connect and network with other property owners in their county, state, and region.

Log Market Prices Prices since 1992; compiled by Paul Oester, OSU Extension Agent.

Subcategories

Contact information for consultants, contractors, agencies, landowner associations & emergency services.

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