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The Oregon Forest Conservation Coalition supports balanced management on northwest Oregon’s Clatsop and Tillamook forests, a public and protected Elliott State Forest, and science-based private forest rules in Oregon. Balanced forest management includes timber harvest, but also protects our clean water, salmon runs, wildlife habitat, and special places to hike, camp, fish, bike, and hunt.

In western Oregon, balanced management is threatened by some timber companies and politicians who advocate for aggressive logging over all other values.

Our goals include:

  • Long-term, visible conservation areas on state forests, which protect critical values that industrial-style timber plantations do not provide
  • Strong biodiversity on these forests, including the recovery of threatened and endangered species
  • A healthy Oregon Department of Forestry State Forest Division that is fully funded by a stable and diverse revenue stream
  • Abundant and diverse recreation opportunities for Oregonians and visitors that builds appreciation for state forests and supports local economies

Our work is carried out by thousands of Oregon residents, local businesses, partner organizations, and government agencies. Our core member organizations are Wild Salmon Center, Oregon Chapter Sierra Club, Association of Northwest Steelheaders, Oregon Council Trout Unlimited, Pacific Rivers, Native Fish Society, and Northwest Guides and Anglers Association.