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 for 21 years, managing every aspect of the forest.
Firewood Permits are available now (05/20/2013) for North Ridge Rd, near the County Dump. Permits cost $10 (cash or check). This area will only be open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.
If you are interested in a permit for West Beaver Hill Rd, Towards Seven Devils, Please check back on Tuesday, May 28th. We will know more about when a this area will be open by then. (Updated 05/20/2013)
When permits are available, they can be purchased at the
County Forestry Office with cash or check. (05/20/2013)
Forest Road Closures:
No closures at this time. (05/20/2013)
Forestry County Fees Schedule