Hood River County Forestry Department

Forest Overview 

Hood River County contains nearly 34,500 acres of land dedicated as County Forest, of which just over 30,000 acres is suitable for timber production.

The County Board of Commissioners has directed the Forestry Department to manage the forest for optimum revenue for the present and future needs of the residents of Hood River County. Meeting this mandate requires careful management to ensure a predictable revenue stream while protecting wildlife, water quality, and recreational opportunities.

Forestlands in Hood River County became a certified Tree Farm with the American Tree Farm System in 2002. This certification recognizes the practice of sustainable and exemplary forestry on private forestlands. Acceptance into this program requires development of a management plan based on strict environmental standards, as well as inspections every 5 years. In addition to meeting the guidelines and standards set by the American Forest Foundation, forest management activities are performed in compliance with the Oregon Forest Practices Act. This act ensures protection of threatened and endangered species, preserving stream habitat, and successful reforestation.


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