USDA Forest Service

Pacific Northwest Research Station

Pacific Northwest Research Station
1220 SW 3rd Ave.
Portland, OR 97204

(503) 808-2100

US Forest Service

Organization Overview


Pacific Northwest Research Station: The Setting


BulletThe Pacific Northwest Research Station is one of seven research units in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
BulletHeadquarters are in Portland, Oregon
Bullet11 laboratories and research centers in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington
Bullet12 active experimental areas (forests, ranges, and watersheds)
BulletResearch is conducted in more than 98 research natural areas
Bullet300 employees (272 permanent and 28 temporary)

PNW Station map.

Laboratories and Centers

• Alaska Wood Utilization and Development Center (Sitka)
• Anchorage Forestry Sciences Laboratory
Boreal Ecology Cooperative Research Unit (Fairbanks)
• Corvallis Forestry Sciences Laboratory
• Juneau Forestry Sciences Laboratory
• La Grande Forestry and Range Sciences Laboratory
• Olympia Forestry Sciences Laboratory
Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory (Seattle)
• Portland Forestry Sciences Laboratory
• Wenatchee Forestry Sciences Laboratory
Western Wildland Environmental Threat
Assessment Center (Prineville)


Experimental Areas

1. Bonanza Creek Experimental Forest
2. Caribou-Poker Creeks Research Watershed
3. Héen Latinee Experimental Forest
4. Maybeso Experimental Forest
5. Olympic Experimental State Forest
6. Entiat Experimental Forest
7. Wind River Experimental Forest
8. Cascade Head Experimental Forest
9. Starkey Experimental Forest and Range
10. H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest
11. Pringle Falls Experimental Forest
12. South Umpqua Experimental Forest


Natural Areas







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