Forest Benefits

Your forests, your values, your way of life

Oregon’s iconic evergreen forests are integral to our state’s identity, our economy, and our way of life. Our forests provide countless benefits – such as clean water, fresh air, and abundant habitat for fish and wildlife – all of which make Oregon such a special place to live, work, and raise a family.

As Oregon’s population grows and the planet warms, we will increasingly depend on responsible forest stewardship to protect the innumerable benefits that our forests provide. By embracing climate-smart forestry, Oregon can revitalize rural economies while safeguarding our state’s natural heritage for future generations.


 Water is our most precious natural resource. Oregon’s intact forests provide our communities with abundant clean water all year round, and therefore we must do all we can to better protect our forests for future generations.



Our forests are where we hike, fish, hunt, bike, and pursue a wide variety of other outdoor adventures. Oregon’s sprawling forestlands help drive a burgeoning recreation economy that supports communities throughout the state.