Mark Gourley planting a bag of treesBucking LogsOregon Coast Range FernsStarker Forests logs in log yard near Philomath, Oregon.Fir NeedlesStarker Forests Willamette Valley timberLoggin in the Marys Peak WildernessSunlight breaking through the forestLogging truck loading logs at a Starket Forests site near Philomath, Oregon.

We Grow Forests, Not Just Trees

Starker Forests, Inc. owns, grows, and manages forests and strives for excellence in terms of forest resource stewardship. We are a fourth generation family business and strive to successfully meet the needs of our owners, employees and the community.


Starker Lands Open for Recreational Use/Hunting

Fire season is in effect as of 7/2/2014.
Our lands are open to the public for recreation use.
Entry permits are required and free of charge.

The ultimate goal when fire season requirements go into effect is to prevent fires that lead to the loss of natural resources and to keep fire suppression cost to a minimum.

We do not issue permits for mushroom harvest.

Come to our office for a free access permit if you do not have one.
7240 SW Philomath Blvd, Corvallis.


Thinning forests can cut fire risk, boost diversity: Guest opinion (8/9/14)

All life requires moisture, energy, air and nutrients. On any given area, those are finite and the life that can be supported (its carrying capacity) is also finite.

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Industrial Fire Precaustion Level 2 (7/30/14)

The moisture we received last week was a welcome change. Unfortunately the effects from that were short lived. The current forecast is for hot and dry conditions to persist throughout the week (and likely into next week as well). With that in mind, we are moving into an Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) 2 in WO-1 on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

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