Oregon Forest Resources Institute

Present Duties

Wells Fargo Building
The Wells Fargo Building in downtown Portland. It holds the office of the Oregon Forest Resources Institute. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
The Legislature created the Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI) in 1991 to advance public understanding of forests, forest management and forest products and to encourage sound forestry through landowner education. OFRI is governed by a 13-member board of directors and is funded by a portion of the forest products harvest tax. OFRI’s nine-member staff develops programs, publications and information-rich websites for the general public, family forest landowners and kindergarten through grade 12 teachers and students. OFRI helps the public understand the social, environmental and economic importance of Oregon’s forests, and the environmental benefits of forest products. The institute does this through its educational advertising and websites as well as through producing topical publications, videos and speaker presentations. OFRI is headquartered in Portland and has a satellite office and 15-acre demonstration forest at The Oregon Garden in Silverton.

Agency Website

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 317 SW 6th Ave., Suite 400, Portland 97204
Telephone: 971-673-2944
Fax: 971-673-2946
General Email: info@ofri.com
Contact: Paul F. Barnum, Executive Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Kathy Storm 
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
Location Map: by Google Maps

Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 526.600–526.675
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