Klamath County Timber Cruising Records, 1952-1955

Overview of the Collection

Weyerhaeuser Timber Company.
Klamath County Timber Cruising Records
1952-1955 (inclusive)
1 cubic foot, (1 box)
Collection Number
MSS Klamath
The Klamath County Timber Cruising Records consist of field notes of timber cruises in southwestern Klamath County, Oregon, for the Weyerhaeuser Timber Company.
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
Telephone: 5417372075
Fax: 5417378674
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Weyerhaeuser Company, founded in 1900 as the Weyerhaeuser Timber Company, is one of the largest forest product companies in the world. Weyerhaueser had timber and logging operations in Klamath County until the mid-1990s.

Timber cruising is a process for measuring forest stands to determine number and species of trees, average tree size and volume, and timber quality.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Klamath County Timber Cruising Records consist of field notes made by timber cruisers for the Weyerhaeuser Company in southwestern Klamath County. The records cover townships 37S through 41S and ranges 6E through 10E. The notes include the numbers and types of trees on the measured tract (ponderosa pine and other species); condition of the trees; areas logged; and hand-drawn maps depicting lake boundaries, rocks, burned areas, and other landscape features. Cruisers' names are given on the notes.

Notes for several cruises in northern California (T48N R3W, Mt. Diablo Meridian) are also included.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Klamath County Timber Cruising Records, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

These materials were transferred from the Weyerhaeuser Company Archives in 2008.

Related Materials

The Jackson F. Kimball Collection documents Kimball's work as a timber agent and broker for the Weyerhaeuser Timber Company in the Klamath Falls area in the 1920s-1940s. The Mater Engineering Tribal Consultation Files include materials pertaining to the company's consulting work with the Klamath Tribe in the use of their forest lands, primarily in the 1970s and 1980s. The Archives' holdings include many other collections pertaining to forestry in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Forests and forestry--Oregon--Klamath County--Measurement.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Field notes.