Trends and Issues

Forest managers make their decisions in the context of policies that can shift with each new administration. Scientists and managers must also deal with the unintended consequences of policy choices made decades ago - like suppressing fires. Meanwhile, one trend remains dependably consistent: the consumption of forest products continues to grow.

Federal and State Forest Management Policy: An Overview

Ambitious public policy efforts have brought Oregon attention as both a model and a place of on-going controversy.
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Unintended Consequences

Science is revealing the magnitude of mistaken policy choices and increasing the urgency for alternatives.
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Consumption: Global Stresses on Forests

Every Oregonian is invested in the harvest of timber -- here and abroad -- through the choices we make as consumers.
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