Reforestation and Forest Development Program
Forestry Resources
Eastern OR&WA Forestry Program Regional Ecosystem Office
US Forestry Service
US Fish & Wildlife
NOAA Fisheries Services
Oregon Dept of Forestry
Washington Dept of Natural Resources
OSU School of Forestry
World Forestry Center
White House Healthy Forest Initiative
DOI Healthy Forest Initiative

Tubing a tree to
protect it while it grows.

Forest Development

Forest Development sustains forest management, forest health and forest restoration through silvicultural treatments at a landscape perspective using the latest sound science for planning and to implement treatments. These treatments directly contribute to attainment of Northwest Forest Pan and Western Oregon Resource Management Plan goals and objectives. The four major categories of forest development work include: reforestation and stand maintenance/protection; growth and value enhancement; forest monitoring; and non-native and noxious weed management.

Reforestation and Stand Maintenance/Protection

Reforestation and Stand Maintenance/Protection are treatments which have the objectives of reforesting lands following disturbance events such as timber harvest, wildfire, windstorms, and insect outbreaks. Treatments include pre-planting site preparation, tree planting, post-planting maintenance/protection of desirable vegetation, and genetic tree improvement.

Growth and Value Enhancement

Growth and Value Enhancement are treatments which have the objectives of managing stand density and/or develop desired species mixtures and stand structures. Treatments include precommercial thinning (PCT), commercial thinning, density management, release of desired species, pruning, fertilization, and stand conversion.

Density Management

Density Management projects are designed to control stand density, maintain stand vigor, and place or maintain stands on developmental paths so that desired stand characteristics (i.e. late-successional forest habitat) result in the future.

Forest Monitoring

Forest Monitoring includes the field inventory of individual forest stands to evaluate future treatment needs, effectiveness of past treatments, and monitoring compliance with project specifications.

Non-native and Noxious Weed Management

Non-native and Noxious Weed Management includes the inventory, and control of non-native and noxious weeds, and evaluation of control treatment effectiveness.