Departments > Forestry

The purpose of the Coos County Forest is to produce revenue for the County General Fund. The Coos County Forestry Department provides land management services for the 15,000 acre County Forest. This includes preparing, selling, and administering timber sale contracts valued at several million dollars annually. Follow-up reforestation and young stand management activities such as site preparation, planting, pruning and vegetation management are important parts of the program. Both private contractor and inmate labor is used to accomplish these management activities. The Forestry Department administers a Special Forest Products program on County Forest lands and sells commercial permits for mushrooms, cedar poles and shake bolt material, evergreen brush products and personal use firewood permits. The Forestry/Land Agent Department currently operates with three permanent positions.




Coos County Forester: 
Lance Morgan
Lance Morgan has been a forester at the Coos County Forestry Department since 1990, managing every aspect of the forest.




Firewood Permits:

Firewood Permits are not available at this time. When available permits cost $10.00. Permit allows the permit holder to cut up to 2 cords. Maps and specific instructions will be available with purchase of a permit. When permits are available, you can purchase a permit at our office (1309 West Central Blvd., Coquille, OR, 97423) with cash or check.





Forest Road Closures:

Forest roads may be closed without notice during forest management activities. 






Public Fire Restrictions Imposed:


 



Important Links:
Forestry County Fees Schedule











       


 

Contact Us

Coos County Forestry Department
1309 West Central,
Coquille, Oregon 97423

Phone:
541-396-7750
Fax: 541-396-1017

Forestry Department Staff
Coos County Forester
Lance Morgan
541-396-7751
Email: lmorgan@co.coos.or.us

Land Agent/Timber Data Specialist
Kathy Hathaway
541-396-7750
Email: khathaway@co.coos.or.us

Forest Technician II
Shamus Smith
541-396-7752
Emal: ssmith@co.coos.or.us