Forests

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Tree canopy

Clackamas County is rich with many different types of forests such as Douglas fir forests, bottomland hardwood forests, white oak woodlands, and ash swales.

Approximately 70% of Clackamas county is classified as forestland that includes privately owned forests, county forestland, state forestland and portions of two national forests – the Mount Hood National Forest and the Willamette National Forest.

Forests provide us many benefits including wildlife habitat, wood products for the future, and recreational opportunities. Forests help clean the air by sequestering carbon and they help keep pollutants out of surface water.

Forests can be managed for timber production, wildlife habitat, recreation, or a combination of many uses and values.

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