Oregon’s forests provide vital habitats, clean water, useful products and jobs. But we’ve allowed unhealthy forest conditions to prevail, threatening severe fire and insect infestations. Nearly 9 million acres of Oregon’s pine forests — mostly on public land — are in urgent need of thinning, controlled burns or other treatments.
The Nature Conservancy is finding solutions at a scale desperately needed. With your generous support, we:
• Design new technologies to restore forests at a landscape scale.
• Support collaborative forest groups to build consensus.
• Demonstrate solutions to serve as models for future, larger projects.
• Develop tools that offer rural communities opportunities to foster healthier forests.
Explore our work and see how, working together, we can have healthy forests and a thriving economy.
New study reports every $1 million spent healing forests will generate $5.7 million. Learn more
Scientists are studying ancient tree rings to learn the secrets of a fire-resilient forest. Learn more
Healthy forests provide a living for many people — including Oregonians like Marko Bey. Read more
We're demonstrating the value of restoration across the U.S. with the Forest Service. Read more
Forests in Oregon are getting some extra love, thanks to new federal legislation. Read more
Computers aren't Oregon's only exports to Chinese ports. We share conservation advice, too. Read more
Mark Stern leads the Conservancy's Oregon forests team. Learn more
Be part of the solution for restoring health to Oregon's forests. Donate