2017 Annual Report Highlights Forest Service Accomplishments and Contributions

Release Date: Feb 12, 2018  

Portland, Ore. – Today, the Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region released its 2017 annual report and digital story map, highlighting many of the accomplishments, contributions, and services the Forest Service provides across Oregon and Washington.

2017 Pacific Northwest Region highlights from the report include:

  • More than 550,000 acres of restoration and fuels reduction work completed by national forests with the help of partners and local communities.
  • 581 million board feet of timber harvested, enough to build 34,000 homes.
  • 15.3 million recreation visits to national forest land generated over $730 million in visitor spending in local communities and supported over 6,000 jobs. 
  • $10.8 million in revenue from recreation fees invested to improve recreation sites.
  • 135,000 youth engaged through Forest Service education and conservation programs.
  • 3,200 volunteers contributed over 330,000 hours of service (an $8 million value).
  • And much, much, more!

“National forests benefit communities across the Pacific Northwest in countless ways, from economic benefits, recreation opportunities, clean drinking water, habitat for fish and wildlife, and so much more,” said Jim Peña, Pacific Northwest Regional For6ester. “We are proud to share this year’s annual report which showcases the work we accomplish with partners, local communities, and the public we serve.”

The annual report is available as a PDF and interactive story map at: https://go.usa.gov/xnsUs   

The Pacific Northwest Region consists of 16 National Forests, 59 District Offices, a National Scenic Area, and a National Grassland comprising 24.7 million acres in Oregon and Washington and employing approximately 3,550 people. To learn more about the U.S. Forest Service in the Pacific Northwest, please visit www.fs.usda.gov/r6

Media contact: Stephen Baker (503) 808-2690