Deforestation isn't just happening in well-known global hotspots like Indonesia and Brazil's rainforest. A new analysis says forests are also shrinking on state and private land in Western Oregon, where an estimated 522,000 acres of forest cover have disappeared since 2000. That's an area six times larger than the city of Portland, equal to more than half of Oregon's designated state forests.
It is good for Oregon’s economy and environment. Oregon has nearly 28 million acres of forest. That means nearly half of the state’s land area grows trees. This vast area of green provides wood products, watershed protection, fish and wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, and many other benefits to citizens and visitors alike. Donate today to help keep Oregon's Forests alive!
Forests provide many benefits to landowners, ranging from income to the satisfaction of having trees and wildlife around them. In addition, the lives of all Oregonians are enriched by the jobs, raw materials, wildlife habitat, and clean water that come from forests. Whether it involves establishing a new stand on old pasture or brush lands, or reforesting after logging, reforestation is the key to restarting forests and sustaining a continued flow of these benefits. Plant in Oregon today to help create sustainable forests for years to come!