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Pacific Northwest Research Station
Frequently Asked Questions
Thanks for visiting our Web site! Below, we’ve compiled some of our most frequently asked questions, along with their answers. If you don’t find the answer to your question or need more information, please contact us; we’d be glad to help.
2. What should I do if I want to request a publication and don't have specific information about the publication or it’s not listed on your site?
3. What can I do if a PDF file is too large for me to download?
4. What should I do if I want to be added to your mailing lists?
5. How can I access other Forest Service publications?
1. How can I find out about employment opportunities with the federal government, Forest Service, or Pacific Northwest Research Station?
1. Where are your laboratories located?
We have 11 laboratories and research centers located across Alaska, Washington, and Oregon. In Alaska, have facilities in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, and Sitka. In Washington, our laboratories are in Olympia, Seattle, and Wenatchee. In Oregon, we work out of Portland, Corvallis, La Grande, and Prineville.
2. Where does the station fit in the Forest Service organization?
The USDA Forest Service is divided nationally into three branches: the National Forest System, Research and Development (R&D), and State and Private Forestry. Forest Service R&D, in turn, is composed of six stations (including PNW Research Station), the Forest Product Laboratory, and the International Institute of Tropical Forestry. At PNW Research Station, research is conducted within six research programs and work is directed out of our headquarters in Portland, Oregon.
3. How can I get contact information for an employee at the station?
Our staff directory is available online, and you can search it in a variety of ways—by employee name or by location. You can also limit your search to our scientists or view our entire alphabetical listing of employees. To search for employees elsewhere in the Forest Service, there’s also a national directory of Forest Service employees.
2. What should I do if I click on a link and receive a blank screen?
Our colleagues in the Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Region will be glad to help you. They can answer any questions you have about passes, places to visit, and current trail and forest conditions across Oregon and Washington. If you’re interested in recreation opportunities in Alaska, you can contact the Forest Service’s Alaska Region.
US Forest Service - Pacific Northwest Research Station