Resource Management

Aquatic and Riparian Restoration

The Willamette National Forest is a regional leader in aquatic restoration. A number of restoration tools, including forest planning tools, databases, conservation strategies, and assessment tools have guided development and completion of many excellent restoration projects on the forest.

Recreation Management

“Public input, volunteer contributions, and partnership support are cornerstones of our sustainable recreation strategy,” –Jim Peña, Regional Forester.

We strive to develop sustainable recreation projects that bolster the economic development and vitality of local communities and improve access to the remarkable natural assets in the area. Last year alone, the Forest Service invested more than $10 million in revenue from recreation fees into improving Pacific Northwest recreation sites. Special use permits for activities such as ski areas, summer camps, hunting guides, filming, campgrounds, and special events generated payments of $2.6 million to Oregon and Washington counties in 2016.

Detroit Area Visitor Portal, Bikeway and Day Use Enhancements

A partnership with Forest Service, the Federal Highway Administration, and the City of Detroit, this project seeks to provide a visitor portal area located at the former Detroit Elementary School site. The portal will include a parking area, restroom, visitor information kiosk and picnic area for both local recreationists, and for those bicycling the West Cascades National Scenic Bikeway (Highway 22) or the Cascading Rivers Scenic Bikeway (Forest Service Road 46). The project also includes construction of a pedestrian/bicycle trail that connects the information center to the Detroit Flats Day Use Area along Detroit Lake. Improvements at Detroit Flats will include additional parking, vault restroom, picnic area, shoreline stabilization, and an interpretive hiking trail...learn more

Opal Creek Scenic Recreation Area

Management of the Opal Creek Scenic Recreation Area from the Opal Creek Advisory Council section 

Travel Management Planning

Planning effort to designate roads, trails and areas open to motor vehicle use as part of the 2005 Travel Management Rule.

Motor Vehicle Use Map

Roads Investment Plan

Other Projects

Mine Reclamation
This section provides documents from the administrative record for mining site cleanup projects within the Forest boundaries.

Timber Management

In 2016, Pacific Northwest forests produced 595 million board feet of timber, enough to build 35,000 homes. National forests in Oregon and Washington produced 264,000 green tons of biomass for energy production, enough to produce $17.7 million in electricity, and enough firewood to heat 8,000 homes.

Timber & Special Forest Products Sales: Information on proposed timber and forest products sales and the results of the sale auctions. Other related timber reports such as the Periodic Timber Sale Announcement are also available here.

The Timber Sale section that follows has detailed information on both Timber Sales and Special Forest Products Sales offered for bid, including bid dates, contacts, and sale documents.  

Timber Sales


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Park GNA

Bid date: 6/19/2019 at ODF South Cascade District Office--3150 Main Street, Springfield, OR 97478

Biomass Decks TS

Bid Date: May 23, 2019

Cain GNA

Bid Date: 5/20/19 at ODF South Cascade District Office 3150 Main Street Springfield, OR 97478

BG Decks TS

Bid Date: April 9, 2019

Roaring 2 SBA Sale

Bid Date: March 19, 2019

TW Decks Sale

Bid Date: January 22, 2019

Black SBA Sale

Bid Date: December 20, 2018

Ridge Integrated Resource Timber Contract

Bid Date: January 15, 2019 (no public opening)

Deception Firewood Sale

Bid Date: November 6, 2018