Photo by Chris Smith

The North Coast State Forest Coalition supports balanced management on northwest Oregon’s Clatsop and Tillamook forests. State forest management should include harvest of timber, but also protect our clean water, salmon runs, wildlife habitat, and special places to hike, camp, fish, bike, and hunt.

In northwest Oregon’s crown jewels, the Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests, balanced management is threatened by timber companies and politicians who want state forests managed for timber over all other values.

Our goals include:

  • Long-term, visible conservation areas 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.