Natural Resources Agencies - State

Technical assistance from experts Person-to-person advice from peers Grants and financial assistance Classes Online resources
ODF Private Forests Program
  • Stewardship Foresters
  • Field tours
  • Cost-share programs
  • Website
  • Publications
  • Regulations; rule guidance
Oregon Forest Resources Institute
  • Demonstration area
  • Field tours
  • Conferences
  • Workshops
  • Website
  • Publications
  • Newsletters
Network of Oregon Watershed Councils and Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board
  • Advice to conserve and improve forest streams
  • Small grants
  • Restoration grants
  • Courses
  • Workshops
  • Youth Watershed Summit
  • Website
  • Publications
  • Technical guides
  • Web seminars
  • Services Marketplace
Oregon Association of Conservation Districts
  • Grants funded through local districts
  • Website

ODF Private Forests Program

www.oregon.gov/ODF

To find your stewardship foresters visit:   

http://www.oregon.gov/odf/privateforests/pages/findforester.aspx

The Oregon Department of Forestry, through its Private Forests Program, assists landowners by providing professional expertise on sound forest management, effective solutions to specific landowner problems, and how to comply with the Oregon Forest Practices Act.

ODF Stewardship Foresters are responsible for resource protection on 18,000 private forestland sites. They offer advice on best management practices, and when necessary, corrective actions. Landowners turn to them for advice when planning and conducting projects like harvest or thinning operations, slash disposal, application of chemicals, stream improvement, wildlife habitat enhancement, or road construction and maintenance. These activities and others require a Notification of Operation to regional offices of the Department of Forestry. Some also require a written plan.

Stewardship Foresters are particularly helpful when landowners are planning operations in sensitive locations, such as around fish-bearing streams, spotted owl or eagle habitat, or land with sensitive terrain issues like steep slopes and landslide risks.
ODF Stewardship Foresters are also familiar with a variety of county, state and federal financial assistance programs available to landowners. Stewardship Foresters provide management planning guidance as well as technical advice for some assistance programs. Stewardship Foresters refer landowners to other sources of expertise such as consulting foresters, extension foresters, wildlife biologists, contractors, tax professionals, and landowner organizations, etc.

Oregon Forest Resources Institute

OregonForests.org

Contact: Mike Cloughesy, director of forestry 
Email: cloughesy@ofri.org 
Phone: 971-673-2955 

The Oregon Forest Resources Institute is dedicated to raising the public understanding of how forest stewardship meets social, environmental and economic needs of both present and future generations. OFRI’s primary audiences are the general public, K-12 teachers and students, and forest landowners. In the case of landowners, OFRI teams with other organizations, many of whom are members of the Oregon Partnership for Forestry Education. OFRI’s website, KnowYourForest.org, is designed specifically for forest landowners and provides readily available information and education.

OFRI’s library contains many useful publications, including Oregon’s Protection Laws – An Illustrated Manual, which is a visual reference to Oregon’s laws and rules governing forest practices.

OFRI also operates the Rediscovery Forest located at the Oregon Garden in Silverton. This facility serves as a demonstration forest and a venue for landowner training.

Network of Oregon Watershed Councils and Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board

Oregonwatersheds.org
www.oregon.gov/OWEB/index.shtml

Oregon’s watershed councils are voluntary local organizations that work to sustain natural resource and watershed protection. The Network is a way for landowners to locate and contact their local watershed councils.
A map showing location and areas of Watershed Councils is available at: oregonwatersheds.org/councils The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board is a source of funding through the watershed councils.

Oregon Association of Conservation Districts

www.oacd.org

OACD represents, supports, and strengthens Oregon’s member Conservation Districts through member services, program development, training, leadership development, public education, and government relations.

Oregon’s 46 Soil and Water Conservation Districts provide technical assistance, grants, educational outreach, and other conservation services to landowners, managers, and citizens.
A map showing location and areas of Conservation Districts is available at: www.oacd.org/map.shtml