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Present Duties

The Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI) is a non-profit, semi-independent agency dedicated to forestry education and outreach to forest landowners and the general public, including K–12 students. It is governed by a board of directors largely appointed by the state forester and representing small, medium and large forest landowners. Ex officio members of the board include the dean of the Oregon State University College of Forestry and a public representative appointed by the president of the Senate and the speaker of the House. Since its creation by the Legislature in 1991, OFRI has worked to create links among forest landowners, the Oregon State University College of Forestry, Oregon Department of Forestry, federal land managers and non- governmental organizations to promote science-based information about forest management. OFRI is funded by a portion of the harvest tax on forest products.

OFRI’s programs include workshops, symposia, conferences, curricula development, and scientific research and studies. OFRI develops publications and displays on a wide variety of forestry subjects and its Web site is a source for forestry education materials for the public, forest landowners, and students.


Contact Information

Mailing Address: 317 SW 6th Ave., Suite 400, Portland 97204
Telephone: 971-673-2944
Fax: 971-673-2946
General E-mail:
Contact: Paul F. Barnum, Executive Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: Kathy Storm
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Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 526.600–526.675
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Records, Publications and General Information

State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog