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Overview Oregon's forests

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Overview Oregon's forests

  1. 1. OverviewofOregon’sForests(Photo: OSU commons)
  2. 2. Oregon’s forests are an importantresource for the people who live inthis state. Learning about thisresource can help you know whypreserving the forested land in ourstate is important.(Background photo: OSU commons)
  3. 3. This presentation covers thefollowing information about theforests of Oregon:I. Why Oregon’s forests are importantII. How to enjoy Oregon’s forestsIII. Types of forests in OregonIV. Facts about Oregon’s forests (Background photo: OSU commons)
  4. 4. I. Why Oregon’s forests are important• Provide us with clean drinking water by filtering water that enters our water sheds (Photo from: thehieroglyphicstreets)
  5. 5. I. Why Oregon’s forests are important• Purify our air by supplying oxygen and storing carbon dioxide, and help moderate our climate• Supply renewable natural resources for construction, paper, and heating• The forests are home for many animal and plant species who depend on the forests for food and shelter(Photo: www.arroyorain.com
  6. 6. We’ve seen why the forests areimportant. Let’s move on to part II.I. Why Oregon’s forests are importantII. How to enjoy Oregon’s forestsIII. Types of forests in OregonIV. Facts about Oregon’s forests
  7. 7. II. How to enjoyOregon’s forests• Support efforts to protect this natural resource• Access the many parks and recreation sites across the state(Photo: OSU commons)
  8. 8. II. How to enjoy Oregon’s forests • Learn how to care for the trees in your neighborhood • Take time to learn about and how to identify the more than 65 different species of trees(Photo: oregonwild.org)
  9. 9. We’ve reviewed how to enjoy Oregon’sforests. Let’s move on to part III.I. Why Oregon’s forests are importantII. How to enjoy Oregon’s forestsIII. Types of forests in OregonIV. Facts about Oregon’s forests
  10. 10. III. Types of forests in OregonThere are 4 Main Types of Forests Spruce- Hemlock Douglas-fir Mixed Conifers Ponderosa(Map from: oregonforests.org) Pine
  11. 11. We’ve learned there are 4 types offorests in Oregon. Let’s move on topart IV.I. Why Oregon’s forests are importantII. How to enjoy Oregon’s forestsIII. Types of forests in OregonIV. Facts about Oregon’s forests
  12. 12. IV. Facts about Oregon’s forests• Almost 50% of the state is considered forestland• 92% of the forests that existed in 1850 remain• There are more than 65 different species of treesOSU commons
  13. 13. IV. Facts about Oregon’s forests(Graph from: oregonforests.org)
  14. 14. We’ve now learned some facts aboutforests in Oregon. Let’s review.I. Why Oregon’s forests are importantII. How to enjoy Oregon’s forestsIII. Types of forests in OregonIV. Facts about Oregon’s forests
  15. 15. Oregon’s forests are an integral part of our state.They provide a habitat for the animals that live inthem. They help keep our air and water clean.They also provide natural resources.Oregon’s forests can be enjoyed by individuals aswe enjoy the many parks in the state, take care ofthe trees in our neighborhoods, and help protectthe forests.There are 4 main forest types in Oregon. Eachforest type has unique characteristics.About 63% of all forests lands are owned by thepublic. Only 8% of the forests have been lostsince 1850.
  16. 16. ImagesOpening slide:http://www.flickr.com/photos/osucommons/3678866485/Slides 2, 3, 12 and 16:http://www.flickr.com/photos/osucommons/3229821606/Slide 4:http://thehieroglyphicstreets.wordpress.com/2008/05/Slide 5:http://www.arroyorain.com/category/central-oregon/Slide 7:http://www.flickr.com/photos/osucommons/3680174516/Slide 8:http://www.oregonwild.org/oregon_forestsSlide 10:http://www.oregonforests.org/assets/pdfs/Fact_generic_web.pdfSlide 13:http://www.oregonforests.org/assets/pdfs/Fact_Ownership_web.pdf
  17. 17. Information on Oregon’s forests came from the following resources:Oregon Forests Resource Institutehttp://www.oregonforests.orgOregon Wildhttp://www.oregonwild.orgForest types:http://www.oregonforests.org/assets/pdfs/Fact_generic_web.pdfFacts on Oregon forests:http://www.oregonforests.org/assets/pdfs/Fact_generic_web.pdf
  18. 18. This concludes the presentation onthe Overview of Oregon’s Forests.(Background photo: OSU commons)

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