Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Oregon Department of Forestry Maps, 1914-1985

Segment of the Polk-Benton District map published by the Oregon State Board of Forestry, 1948.

Information and Credits


The Oregon Department of Forestry Maps consist of maps produced by the Department, primarily to support it's role in fire protection for private, state, and federal forests in Oregon. The collection include maps of forest protection districts and fireman's maps. Of special note is a 1914 map of the full state depicting areas with merchantable timber and other forest lands.

Scope and Content Note


1.5 cubic feet, including 103 maps; 5 map folders and 2 roll storage containers


The Oregon Department of Forestry Maps are arranged in 5 series: I. Regional Maps, 1938-1977; II. Forest Protection District Maps, 1946-1985; III. Fireman's Maps, 1970-1977; IV. Map of the State of Oregon, 1914; V. Reforestation, Grazing and Lookout Maps, 1937-1964.

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), Forest Type Maps of Oregon (MAPS ForestType), 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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