Oregon Department of Forestry Produces More Than $97 Million in Revenue for County and City Governments

According to the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF), logging in Oregon’s state forests produced more than $97 million in revenue for country and state governments in 2022.

Oregon currently distributes about two-thirds of the timber revenues from Tillamook, Clatsop, Santiam, Gilchrest, and Sun Pass state forests to surrounding counties under a management agreement. It uses the remainder of the revenue funds for state forestry operations, which cover such expenses as replanting trees in logged over areas, maintaining campgrounds and trails, and improving wildlife habitat.

The ODF recently released its Council of Forest Trust Land Counties annual report on its management of approximately 729,000 acres of state forestland, including a tally of timber sales and revenue distribution.

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