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National Forests in Oregon Maps, 1910-1989View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates: 1921-1965
The National Forests in Oregon Maps consists of maps of all the national forests in Oregon prepared by the U.S. Forest Service. The collection includes maps of the entire forests, ranger districts, and wilderness areas. The maps depict key landscape features, forest roads, campsites, ranger stations and lookouts, recreational sites, and main roads near each forest. Forest reserves were established in Oregon in the early 1890s; many of these reserves became National Forests in the early 1900s after the establishment of the U.S. Forest Service.
Extent: 4.5 cubic feet
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Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation: National Forests in Oregon Maps (MAPS USFS), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: The maps were transferred from the Oregon State University Libraries' historic and storage maps collections to the Special Collections & Archives Research Center in 2013 to form this collection.
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Series 1: Indexes and Regional Maps, 1918-1982 Add to Shelf
Series I consists of maps depicting the locations of national forests in the Pacific Northwest Region (District 6) in Oregon and Washington as well as maps of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail in Oregon, also known as the Oregon Skyline Trail.
Extent: 16 sheets
Folder-Item 1.1 - 1.11: Regional Maps, 1918-1982 Add to Shelf
Maps of the Pacific Northwest Region (District 6) issued in 1918, 1921, 1936 (2 copies), 1940, 1951 (3 copies of one edition and one copy of a different edition), 1961, and 1982.
Extent: 11 sheets
Folder 8: Pacific Crest Trail, 1950-1971 Add to Shelf
Include trail maps and logs, descriptions of the trail, and instructions for hikers.
Extent: 5 sheets
Series 2: National Forests Maps, 1910-1989 Add to Shelf
Series II is comprised of maps of National Forests in Oregon arranged alphabetically. Most of the maps are of the entire forest; some maps of Ranger Districts are also included. Larger maps of the Crater, Mt. Hood, and Willamette National Forests are housed in a separate folder from the other maps of that forest.
Extent: 339 sheets
Folder 2: Crater, 1915-1934 Add to Shelf
The Crater National Forest was established in 1908 from parts of the Cascade, Klamath, and Siskiyou National Forests and the entire Ashland National Forest. In 1932, the name was changed to Rogue River National Forest. The 1911 map of the Crater National Forest is housed in a separate folder.
Extent: 5 sheets
Folder-Item 17.1: Crater, 1911 Add to Shelf
Extent: 1 sheet
Folder 3: Deschutes, 1915-1971 Add to Shelf
Includes a 1915 map of the Paulina National Forest and maps of the Bend, Crescent, Fort Rock, Metolius, and Sisters Ranger Districts.
Extent: 25 sheets
Folder 4: Fremont, 1915-1977 Add to Shelf
Extent: 20 sheets
Folder-Item 1.12 - 1.13: Klamath, 1951-1968 Add to Shelf
Extent: 2 sheets
Folder 5: Malheur, 1911-1982 Add to Shelf
Extent: 21 sheets
Folder 6: Mt. Hood, 1913-1982 Add to Shelf
A 1924 map is housed in a separate folder.
Extent: 25 sheets
Folder-Item 17.2: Mt. Hood, 1924 Add to Shelf
Extent: 1 sheet
Folder 7: Ochoco, 1911-1989 Add to Shelf
Includes maps of the Big Summit, Paulina, Prineville, and Snow Mountain Ranger Districts.
Extent: 27 sheets
Folder 9: Rogue River, 1938-1985 Add to Shelf
The Rogue River National Forest was named the Crater National Forest until 1932.
Extent: 21 sheets
Folder 10: Siskiyou, 1914-1975 Add to Shelf
Extent: 28 sheets
Folder 15: Siuslaw, 1915-1975 Add to Shelf
Extent: 30 sheets
Folder 16: Umatilla, 1910-1986 Add to Shelf
Includes 1910 and 1912 maps of the Wenaha National Forest, the original name of the Umatilla National Forest, and a map of the Walla Walla Ranger District.
Extent: 32 sheets
Folder 11: Umpqua, 1911-1974 Add to Shelf
Extent: 17 sheets
Folder 12: Wallowa-Whitman, 1911-1980 Add to Shelf
Extent: 39 sheets
Folder 13: Willamette, 1911-1979 Add to Shelf
Includes maps of the Blue River, Lowell, McKenzie, Oakridge, Rigden, and Sweet Home Ranger Districts as well as maps of the Santiam National Forest, an early name of the Willamette National Forest. 1911, 1919, and 1947 forest maps are stored in a separate folder.
Extent: 39 sheets
Folder-Item 17.3 - 17.5: Willamette, 1911-1979 Add to Shelf
Extent: 3 sheets
Folder-Item 1.14 - 1.17: Winema, 1962-1971 Add to Shelf
Extent: 4 sheets
Series 3: Wilderness Areas, 1964-1979 Add to Shelf
Series III consists of maps for 8 Wilderness Areas in Oregon -- Diamond Peak, Eagle Cap, Kalmiopsis, Mount Hood, Mount Jefferson, Mount Washington, Strawberry Mountain, and Three Sisters. In addition to maps, the sheets include descriptions of the wilderness areas and trail logs.
Extent: 20 sheets
Folder 14 Add to Shelf
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