ECONOMY

Oregon

FOREST SECTOR JOBS:

  • 61,000 jobs in Oregon; 

  • $3 billion in annual payroll;

  • The average annual wage of those jobs was $50,000 -- 4% higher  than the average wage for all Oregon employment.

#1 IN SOFTWOOD LUMBER PRODUCTION

  • Oregon has led the nation in softwood lumber production for many years.

  • Oregon’s lumber output of 5.2 billion board feet in 2015 accounted for about 16.5 percent of total U.S. production.

  • That’s an increase of 36 percent from the recessionary low in 2009. 

#1 IN PLYWOOD PRODUCTION

  • Oregon dominates U.S. production of softwood construction plywood -- accounting for about 29% of total U.S. plywood production in 2015, up from 25 percent in 2010.

Douglas County

FOREST SECTOR JOBS:

  • 5,532 direct jobs

  • 13.2% of total county employment

    • 31% of south Douglas County employment

 

PRIMARY WOOD PROCESSING:

  • 8 Sawmills 

  • 5 Plywood/veneer plants

  • 4 Engineered wood plants

  • 1 Board plant 

  • TOTAL FACILITIES: 18

ANNUAL TIMBER HARVEST

  • 581 million board feed

  • 13% of Oregon's total timber harvest

Coos County

FOREST SECTOR JOBS:

  • 2,212 direct jobs

  • 9% of total county employment

PRIMARY WOOD PROCESSING:

  • 4 Sawmills

  • 2 Plywood/veneer plants

  • 2 Pulp/paper-related facilities

ANNUAL TIMBER HARVEST:

  • 325 million board feet

  • 7.6% of Oregon's total timber harvest

Lane County

FOREST SECTOR JOBS:

  • 7,421 direct jobs

  • 4.4% of total county employment

PRIMARY WOOD PROCESSING:

  • 10 Sawmills

  • 6 Plywood/veneer plants

  • 1 Pulp/paper mill

  • 5 Engineered wood plants

ANNUAL TIMBER HARVEST:

  • 646 million board feet

  • 15% of Oregon's total timber harvest

Photo Credit : Warren Dick with Menasha Corporation