Oregon Department of Forestry Maps, 1914-1985  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Oregon. Department of Forestry.
Title
Oregon Department of Forestry Maps
Dates
1914-1985 (inclusive)
1946-1977 (bulk)
Quantity
1.5 cubic feet, including 103 maps, (5 map folders and 2 roll storage containers)
Collection Number
MAPS ODF
Summary
The Oregon Department of Forestry Maps consist of maps produced by the Department, primarily to support it's role in fire protection for private, state, and federal forests in Oregon. The collection include maps of forest protection districts and fireman's maps. Of special note is a 1914 map of the full state depicting areas with merchantable timber and other forest lands.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Special Collections and Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Oregon Department of Forestry Maps consist primarily of maps generated in the 1940s-1970s to support the Department's role in fire protection for private, state, and federal forests in Oregon. The maps delineate the boundaries of Forest Protection Districts and their component units throughout the state. The maps provide detailed information about roads surrounding and in the forest landscape, noting the condition of highways, state roads, forest roads, and trails. The maps also depict landscape features such as lakes, streams, springs, summits with elevations, and mines or quarries. Most of the maps in the collection are at 1:125,000 scale.

Of special note in the collection are two copies of a color Map of the State of Oregon prepared in 1914 that depicts areas with merchantable timber as well as those that have been cut-over or burned and whether or not they are being re-stocked. Copy 1 is the preferred copy for researcher use; copy 2 is fragile and brittle and should be used with special care.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Oregon Department of Forestry Maps (MAPS ODF), Oregon State University Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Regional Maps, 1938-1977Return to Top

8 maps

Series I consists of maps for the northeast, northwest, and southwest regions of Oregon depicting the forest protection districts. The series also includes a map of Oregon showing the locations of districts for the full state.

Container(s) Description Dates
map-folder
1
Northeast Oregon
2 maps
1947-1975
1
Northwest Oregon
4 maps
1938-1977
1
Southwest Oregon
1948
1
Statewide Protection Districts
1970

Series II:  Forest Protection District Maps, 1946-1985Return to Top

83 maps

Series II consists of maps of forest protection districts and units that comprise the districts. Most of the maps are at a scale of 1:125,000. The bulk of the maps are published in color; a portion are diazo blueline prints.

Container(s) Description Dates
map-folder
2
Central Oregon
11 maps
1946-1966
2
Clackamas-Marion
2 maps
1970
2
Coos
6 maps
1970
2
Douglas
5 maps
1968
2
Eastern Lane
4 maps
1950-1971
2
Eastern Oregon
4 maps
1983
3
Klamath
8 maps
1948-1985
3
Linn
1970
3
North Central Oregon
1951
3
Northeast Oregon
14 maps
1963-1974
3
Northwest Oregon
2 maps
1965-1977
4
Polk-Benton
2 maps
1947
4
Southwest Oregon
7 maps
1967
4
Walker Range
2 maps
1969
4
West Central Oregon
4 maps
1967-1969
4
West Oregon
4 maps
1968-1978
4
Western Lane
6 maps
1946-1979

Series III:  Fireman's Maps, 1970-1977Return to Top

7 maps

Series III consists primarily of maps of coastal areas prepared for forest fire protection. The series includes 1:125,000 published maps similar to the forest protection district maps in Series II and 1:62,500 diazo blueline prints. The blueline prints depict fences, firebreaks, harvested areas, and active and inactive lookouts and ranger stations.

Container(s) Description Dates
map-folder
5
Astoria Unit
1970
5
Dunes NRA District
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.
1977
5
Hebo District
1976
5
St. Helens Unit
1970
5
Tillamook Unit
2 maps
1970
5
Waldport District
1976

Series IV:  Map of the State of Oregon, 1914Return to Top

Container(s): Box 6-7

2 maps

Series IV consists of two copies of a color map prepared and published by the State Board of Forestry in 1914. The map was compiled by Theodore Rowland under the direction of F.A. Elliott, State Forester. It depicts the following six vegetation classifications in color: merchantable timber; cut over areas re-stocking; cut over areas not re-stocking; burned areas re-stocking; burned areas not re-stocking; and brush. The map also shows major rivers, streams, and bodies of water; cities and political boundaries; and roads and railroads. The approximate scale is 1:250,000; each map is approximately 55 x 72 inches. Copy 1 is affixed to linen and relatively stable; it is the preferred copy for researcher use. Copy 2 is fragile and brittle and should be used with special care; it is affixed to wood dowels. Both are stored in roll storage containers.

Series V:  Reforestation, Grazing, and Lookout Maps, 1937-1964Return to Top

3 maps

Series V consists of a detailed map of the Northrup Creek Grazing Experiment, a hand-colored map depicting progress on rehabilitation of the Tillamook Burn, and a state map annotated with the locations of fire lookouts in Oregon.

Container(s) Description Dates
map-folder
5
Northrup Grazing Experiment
This detailed map is at a scale of 1 inch = approximately 660 feet, with a contour internal of 100 feet.
1937
5
Tillamook Burn Rehabilitation Program
1953
5
State Lookouts
1964

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Fire lookouts--Oregon.
  • Fire protection districts--Oregon.
  • Forest districts--Oregon--Maps.
  • Forest fires--Detection--Oregon.
  • Forest protection--Oregon--Maps.
  • Forests and forestry--Oregon--Maps.
  • Tillamook Burn, Or., 1933--Maps.
  • Timber--Oregon--Maps.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon--Maps.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Blueline prints.
  • Forestry maps.
  • Maps.
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Oregon State Board of Forestry. (creator)