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Klamath County Timber Cruising Records, 1952-1955

By Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: Klamath County Timber Cruising Records, 1952-1955

ID: MSS Klamath

Primary Creator: Weyerhaeuser Timber Company.

Extent: 1.0 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Klamath County Timber Cruising Records consist of field notes of timber cruises in southwestern Klamath County, Oregon, for the Weyerhaeuser Timber Company.

Scope and Content Notes

The Klamath County Timber Cruising Records consist of field notes made by timber cruisers for the Weyerhaeuser Company in southwestern Klamath County. The records cover townships 37S through 41S and ranges 6E through 10E. The notes include the numbers and types of trees on the measured tract (ponderosa pine and other species); condition of the trees; areas logged; and hand-drawn maps depicting lake boundaries, rocks, burned areas, and other landscape features. Cruisers' names are given on the notes.

Notes for several cruises in northern California (T48N R3W, Mt. Diablo Meridian) are also included.

Biographical / Historical Notes

The Weyerhaeuser Company, founded in 1900 as the Weyerhaeuser Timber Company, is one of the largest forest product companies in the world. Weyerhaueser had timber and logging operations in Klamath County until the mid-1990s.

Timber cruising is a process for measuring forest stands to determine number and species of trees, average tree size and volume, and timber quality.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 1 box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: These materials were transferred from the Weyerhaeuser Company Archives in 2008.

Related Materials: The Jackson F. Kimball Collection (MSS Kimball) documents Kimball's work as a timber agent and broker for the Weyerhaeuser Timber Company in the Klamath Falls area in the 1920s-1940s. The Mater Engineering Tribal Consultation Files (MSS MaterEngineering) include materials pertaining to the company's consulting work with the Klamath Tribe in the use of their forest lands, primarily in the 1970s and 1980s. The Special Collections and Archives Research Center holdings include many other collections pertaining to forestry in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.

Preferred Citation: Klamath County Timber Cruising Records (MSS Klamath), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.


Weyerhaeuser Timber Company.

People, Places, and Topics

Forests and forestry--Oregon--Klamath County--Measurement.
Natural Resources
Weyerhaeuser Timber Company.

Forms of Material

Field notes.

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