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Tillamook State Forest
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Tillamook District
Type Public, state
Location Oregon, United States
Coordinates 45°32′21″N 123°17′20″W / 45.539278°N 123.289001°W / 45.539278; -123.289001Coordinates: 45°32′21″N 123°17′20″W / 45.539278°N 123.289001°W / 45.539278; -123.289001
Area 364,000 acres (1,470 km2)
Created 1973
Operated by Oregon Department of Forestry

The Tillamook State Forest is a 364,000 acres (1,470 km2) publicly owned forest in the U.S. state of Oregon. Managed by the Oregon Department of Forestry, it is located 40 miles (64 km) west of Portland in the Northern Oregon Coast Range, and spans Washington, Tillamook, Yamhill, and Clatsop counties. The forest receives large amounts of precipitation and is dominated by Douglas-fir trees. Activities include commercial logging, recreation, and other commercial resource extraction activities such as mushroom hunting.

History[edit]

The area was extensively burned in a series of forest fires starting in 1933 which are now called the Tillamook Burn. The forest was replanted from 1949 to 1973 in the largest reforestation project of its kind. On July 18, 1973, Oregon governor Tom McCall officially designated it a State Forest.

Operations[edit]

The forest's recreation sites include campgrounds, hiking and backpacking trails, fishing, swimming and an interpretative center. Some of the trails are open to horses and pack animals, mountain bikes and motorized vehicles in various combinations. In 2006, the Tillamook Forest Center opened on Oregon Route 6 between Portland and Tillamook. The Forest Center's features include a short film about the Tillamook Burn,[1] and a suspension bridge crossing the Wilson River. With exhibits designed by AldrichPears Associates and architecture by MillerHull Partnership, the Center won the Oregon Tourism Achievement Award in 2007.[2]

Commercial activities include timber harvesting managed by the Department of Forestry that benefits county governments.[3] In addition to logging, other commercial activities include mushroom hunting, and moss and salal harvesting.[4] The forest is managed by the department's Forest Grove and Tillamook districts.[4]

Tillamook state forest - logging area

Tillamook Rainforest[edit]

The Tillamook Rainforest is a temperate rainforest located in the Coast Range of northwestern Oregon, United States, between Hillsboro and Tillamook in Washington and Tillamook counties. Part of the forest is administered as part of the Tillamook State Forest.

The Tillamook Rainforest is one of the wettest areas of the United States, with parts getting more than 100 inches (2,500 mm) of rain.[citation needed] The higher elevations also receive a lot of snow.[5]

The western part of the forest has coastal varieties of trees, while the east is dominated by Douglas-fir. Much of the forest is young, as early deforestation was rampant[citation needed] and the Tillamook Burn, a large wildfire, passed through the area in 1933.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Via Magazine
  2. ^ Oregon Department of Forestry
  3. ^ Profita, Cassandra (September 5, 2008). "Forest leaders challenge notions about logging". The Daily Astorian. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  4. ^ a b "State Forester's report for the Associated Oregon Counties" (PDF). Council of Forest Trust Land Counties. Oregon Department of Forestry. November 2006. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ [2]

External links[edit]

Media related to Tillamook State Forest at Wikimedia Commons


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OregonLive.com

OregonLive.com
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:02:06 -0700

Among the first recreationists to rediscover the Tillamook State Forest were ATV (all-terrain vehicles) and other off-road riders. Mud, dust, blackened snags . . . they just wanted a place to ride. They still have it and, with 250 miles of OHV (off ...

kgw.com

kgw.com
Sun, 14 Jun 2015 09:46:42 -0700

TILLAMOOK FOREST, Ore. -- A wildfire in the Tillamook State Forest has burned about 35 acres northwest of Banks. The fire began late Saturday afternoon and burned overnight. About 60 firefighters were fighting the flames and wind. There was a ...

OregonLive.com

OregonLive.com
Tue, 09 Jun 2015 11:11:15 -0700

The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) recently announced in a news release the completion of two new off-highway vehicle (OHV) trail bridges on Julies Trail in the Tillamook State Forest. To benefit both fish habitats and off-road enthusiasts, the ...

OregonLive.com

OregonLive.com
Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 -0700

Kings, Elk mountains: These twin forested summits (each about 3,000 feet high) along the Wilson River Highway offer the best hiking in the Tillamook State Forest. The connecting ridge between is known for its seasonal wildflowers. Neahkahnie Mountain: ...

OregonLive.com

OregonLive.com
Thu, 28 May 2015 17:00:00 -0700

A Leave No Trace Workshop next Wednesday in Forest Grove will kick off several days of events focusing on the Tillamook State Forest. The workshop will start at 6:30 p.m. June 3 in the Oregon Department of Forestry's Forest Grove District Office, 801 ...

OregonLive.com

OregonLive.com
Fri, 19 Jun 2015 12:44:27 -0700

Sunset Grade fire: The 67-acre fire, reported June 13, burned on the Tillamook State Forest. Oregon Department of Forestry, assisted by the Forest Grove and Banks Fire departments, contained the fire the next morning. Cause is under investigation ...

myCentralOregon.com

myCentralOregon.com
Fri, 19 Jun 2015 10:37:30 -0700

Sunset Grade Fire – The 67-acre fire, reported June 13, burned on the Tillamook State Forest. ODF, assisted by the Forest Grove and Banks Fire departments, contained the fire the next morning. Cause is under investigation. Powder House Canyon Fire ...

Pamplin Media Group

Pamplin Media Group
Thu, 18 Jun 2015 01:04:18 -0700

DeBuhr's interest in amateur radios blossomed in 2008, after he took part in a Jeep rally with a four-wheeling recreation club in the Tillamook State Forest. Two drivers flipped their Jeeps and were injured, but cell phone service was non-existent and ...
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