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Oregon Forests

The Oregon Department of Forestry and the Board of Forestry are in charge of Oregon forests. Now they are updating their strategic plan for the forests.  ODF and the Board’s plan includes the mission, values, and goals that they use to make decisions about our state’s public and private forests. It was last updated in 2011.

ODF and the Board are partnering with Oregon's Kitchen Table to hear from people across the state about:

  • How are you connected to Oregon forests?
  • How would you like to be more connected to forests? What could help make those connections possible for you? 
  • What do you hope to see for the future of Oregon forests? 

During summer and fall 2023, over 3,000 Oregonians gave input at Oregon's Kitchen Table. We are currently synthesizing the input and will be hosting regional and virtual conversations with the Oregon Department of Forestry and the Board of Forestry in winter 2024 to discuss what Oregonians shared. Stay tuned for more!

Kitchen Table Conversation Guide

Are you interested in hosting a conversation about Oregon forests? If you want to lead a conversation, download the Kitchen Table Conversation guide. Contact us (email if you want help hosting a group conversation about forests.

Audio Stories from Oregonians

People in Oregon have many different experiences in forests.  Several Oregonians have shared stories with us about how they are connected to Oregon forests.  Take a few minutes to listen to them. Each is about two minutes long. If you'd like to share your own story about forests in Oregon, send us an audio file to

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Oregon's Kitchen Table · Christine, Cowlitz Tribal Member

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