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.
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.
Restrictions on Access :
Collection is open for research.Preferred Citation :
Klamath County Timber Cruising Records, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.
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.