Associated Oregon Loggers

Associated Oregon Loggers is a trade association, founded in 1969, to provide business services to contract logging firms and related businesses. They are the largest loggers association (in members) in the USA!

In addition to providing services to loggers, they also make information available to the public about our industry and forestry in general. Reliable, accurate information is the key to making the right decisions today, whether in your business or sorting out what’s really going on in the forest.

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OSU College of Forestry

We aspire to be the world’s premier forest resources education, research, and service institution.

The mission of the College of Forestry, as part of Oregon’s Land, Sea, and Space Grant University, is to educate and engage the next generation of scholars, practitioners, and users of the world’s forest resources, to conduct distinctive problem-solving and fundamental research on the nature and use of forests and related resources, and to share our discoveries and knowledge with others.

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Oregon Society of American Foresters

The Oregon and Washington State Society of American Foresters are two of 33 multi-state/state societies that make up the national body known as the Society of American Foresters, and is composed of professional foresters and forest technicians from Oregon and western and central Washington.

Since 1900, the Society of American Foresters has been dedicated to improving the health and productivity of America’s forests. SAF provides information and networking opportunities to prepare its nearly 18,000 members for the challenges and the changes that face natural resource professionals.

The Society of American Foresters (SAF) is the national scientific and educational organization representing the forestry profession in the United States. Founded in 1900 by Gifford Pinchot, it is the largest professional society for foresters in the world. SAF members include natural resource professionals in public and private settings, researchers, CEOs, administrators, educators, and students.

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American Loggers Council

The ALC was formed in 1994 to serve as a unified, national voice for professional loggers across the United States. Made up of a coalition of state and regional logging associations and councils, ALC represents more than 50,000 employees and reaches over 10,000 logging contractors.

With the adoption of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) by the American Forest and Paper Association in 1994, it was clear that American Loggers needed a strong, consistent presence in order to impact issues on a national level. This coalescing event was, in effect, the beginning of the ALC.

The Council is committed to enhancing the logging profession, establishing a more level playing field for professional loggers and providing accurate information about the logging profession to the forest products companies, landowners and the public. It serves as a national network and communication center, linking local, state and regional organizations around the country.

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Oregon Department of Forestry

It is the Mission of the Oregon Board of Forestry to... lead Oregon in implementing policies and programs that promote environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable management of Oregon's 28 million acres of public and private forests.

To achieve our mission, it is the Vision of the Board of Forestry that Oregon will have...

  1. Healthy forests providing a sustainable flow of environmental, economic, and social outputs and benefits.
  2. Public and private landowners willingly making investments to create healthy forests.
  3. Statewide forest resource policies that are coordinated among Oregon's natural resources agencies.
  4. A Board of Forestry recognized as an impartial deliberative body operating openly and in the public interest.
  5. Citizens who understand, accept, and support sustainable forestry and who make informed decisions that contribute to achievement of the vision of the 2003 Forestry Program for Oregon.
  6. Adequate funding for the Department of Forestry to efficiently and cost-effectively accomplish the mission and strategies of the Board of Forestry, and department personnel policies that encourage and recognize employees, allowing them to meet their full potential in providing excellent public service.

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Council On Forest Engineering

The Council on Forest Engineering (COFE) is an international professional organization interested in matters relating to the field of forest engineering.

The main objectives of COFE are to foster the development of forest engineering in industry, government, and in university teaching, research, and extension programs to promote the best methods of managing and operating forests; to serve the forestry profession on matters of policy in the area of forest engineering; and to disseminate technical information on forest engineering subjects.

COFE encourages the exchange of information and technologies relating to forest engineering through an annual meeting and publication of a proceedings as well as through regional activities.

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