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:
No firewood permits at this time due to fire danger.
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.
Public Fire Restrictions Imposed: Fire Season will begin June 24, 2016 at 12:01 a.m. Please call the Coos Forest Protective Association at 541-267-3161 for information on burning, campfires, burn barrels, etc.