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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". 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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Tillamook County Pioneer

Tillamook County Pioneer
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:11:15 -0800

The Coal Creek Trail is an ODF non-motorized trail located in the Tillamook State Forest. Both events will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. Those who participate should plan to meet at the Outback Trailhead. To get there, turn north off North Fork Road at ...

KTVB

KOIN.com
Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:52:56 -0700

TILLAMOOK, Ore. (KOIN 6) — The bodies of two missing campers were found Friday night several hundred feet down a steep hillside in the Tillamook State Forest. Justin Norton and Nicholas Santangelo were both ejected from their SUV, Tillamook County ...

Herald and News

Herald and News
Sat, 14 Feb 2015 00:26:15 -0800

His role has been negotiating with Washington — because most of (the contested timberland) is federal land — then also dealing with the state timber-lands, most notable our two on the coast: the Elliott State Forest and the Tillamook State Forest.
 
Statesman Journal
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:48:45 -0700

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kgw.com
Fri, 06 Feb 2015 12:57:44 -0800

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The Oregonian
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:33:45 -0700

A mudslide has closed Highway 6 eight miles west of Glenwood in the Tillamook State Forest in both directions Wednesday afternoon, forcing motorists to look for alternative routes. Oregon Department of Transportation reported the slide on the Wilson ...

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KOIN.com
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:18:10 -0700

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Hillsboro Tribune
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 01:01:36 -0700

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