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 four permanent positions.


Andrew Kilmer, Shamus Smith, Lance Morgan, Kathy Hathaway

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 Permit Hotline 541-396-7760:

Please call our new Firewood Permit Hotline to check on permit availability. When available firewood permits cost $10.00 and allows the holder to cut up to 2 cords of wood. Maps and specific instructions will be available with purchase of a permit. When 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. 


 Important Links:

Forestry County Fees Schedule

Coos County Forestry Dept. is located 1/4 mile from Highway 42 on W. Central Blvd. in Coquille OR

Forestry Dept.

Contact Us

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


Phone:  541-396-7750

Mon-Thurs 7:00-5:30
Fax: 541-396-1017

Forestry Department Staff
Coos County Forester
Lance Morgan

Business Operations Manager
Kathy Hathaway

Forest Technician II
Shamus Smith

Forest Technician I
Andrew Kilmer