Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Forest Type Maps of Oregon, 1900 - circa 1995

Detail from a map of the northern portion of the Cascade Range Forest Reserve, 1901.

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MAPS ForestType

The Forest Type Maps of Oregon document forest composition at the county, region, and statewide level in Oregon from 1900 to the mid-1950s. The maps were prepared by the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Geological Survey. The earliest maps (1900-1901) were published in color. The maps depict the type and quality of timber in a given area as well as non-forested and de-forested land.

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5 cubic feet, including 95 maps; 8 map folders and 1 oversize box


The Forest Type Maps of Oregon are arranged into 5 series: I. Statewide Forest Type Maps, 1900-1937; II. County Forest Type Maps, 1933-1957; III. County Forest Site Maps, 1944; IV. County Forest Cover Type Maps, circa 1995; and V. U.S. Geological Survey Land Classification Maps, 1900-1901.

Related Papers

The Special Collections & Archives Research Center houses numerous extensive collections documenting forests and forestry in Oregon, including the Gerald W. Williams Collection (MSS WilliamsG) and College of Forestry Records (RG 139). Other forestry maps are available in the Bureau of Land Management Maps of Oregon (MAPS BLM), National Forests in Oregon Maps (MAPS USFS), and the Donald B. Zobel Collection of Historic Forestry and Vegetation Maps (MAPS ZobelMaps).

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