US Forest Service

Pacific Northwest Research Station

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

(503) 808-2100

US Forest Service

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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.


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1. How can I order print copies of your publications?
Requesting printed copies of our publications is easy. You can either fill out a request form or email our publication center. Please provide as much information as you can about each publication you are requesting.


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?
Contact our publications specialist Doreen Kangas at  or (503) 808-2106, and provide her with as much information about the publication as you can.


3. What can I do if a PDF file is too large for me to download?
We can break the file into smaller parts, or we can mail you a printed copy of the publication—whichever works best for you. Contact our Web manager, Tiffany Chau, at or (503) 808-2140.


4. What should I do if I want to be added to your mailing lists?
We offer both hardcopy and electronic mailing lists. We can deliver our Science FindingsScience UpdateQuarterly List of Recent Publications, Science Accomplishments Reports, or, even, all of our PNW publications directly to your mailbox or your inbox. Visit our hardcopy delivery page or electronic delivery page to sign up.


5. How can I access other Forest Service publications?
Treesearch is a one-stop site for Forest Service Research and Development publications that contains over 41,000 full-text reports and articles authored by Forest Service researchers, including those from PNW Research Station. Publications from our national headquarters are also available online.



1. How can I find out about employment opportunities with the federal government, Forest Service, or Pacific Northwest Research Station?
To view current job opportunities at PNW Research Station, visit our employment page. To search for job openings elsewhere in the Forest Service and at other federal agencies, visit USA Jobs.




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.



1. Whom should I contact to receive news releases from the station?
To get news releases delivered directly to your inbox, subscribe to our news release email list.



1. What can I do if I have difficulty navigating your website?
We're upgrading our Web pages so that they are consistent with the design being used throughout the Forest Service. Please forgive us for any inconvenience our renovations may cause and check back often to see the many new features we'll be adding. Don't forget to send us your comments and ideas. We're always glad to hear from you. If you see problems, please contact Web manager Tiffany Chau at or (503) 808-2140.


2. What should I do if I click on a link and receive a blank screen?
It could be that the link is linking to a large PDF file, in which case it may take a few moments for the file to load. If the blank screen persists, please contact Web manager Tiffany Chau at or (503) 808-2140.




  1. Where can I get more information on recreation opportunities in national forests?

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
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