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Public Use of Timberlands


At Olympic Resource Management we take pride in our stewardship of the timberlands for which we are responsible. While our primary fiduciary duty is to our unit holders and business partners, we recognize that the public values our working forests for a range of recreational opportunities. We allow responsible recreational use of our lands where there is no public safety issue and when such use is consistent with our use and the conservation of public resources such as water, fish, and wildlife. In general, the public’s responsible uses include non-motorized recreational use of roads and lands but detailed access maps (link below) provide more specific information on allowed uses including areas open to street-legal motorized vehicles.


Our lands are commercial working forests.  As such, from time to time, we will be closing areas where we are actively operating.  Land closures will be posted and we require that the public respect closures for their own safety and the safety of our workers.  During the summer months, we will often close our property to all access to reduce the risk of wildfire.  Please check our website for any closure announcements.


Specific activities that are prohibited include but are not limited to:

  • No motorized vehicles of any kind including but not limited to; ATVs, UTV’s, snow machines, or motorcycles unless indicated as open for these uses on access maps shown below (link below)
  • No off-road use of motorized vehicles is allowed in areas that are open for street-legal motorized vehicles.  Vehicles must remain on the roads.  Roads that are blocked are not opened roads
  • No target shooting
  • No campfires
  • No littering
  • No firewood cutting
  • No overnight camping
  • No building of cabins or any other structures
  • No parking in front of gates – vehicles blocking gates will be impounded

Hunting and fishing by the public is allowed on most of our lands so long as it is conducted legally under each state’s official regulations.  Please see the access maps below for areas where hunting and fishing are allowed.


** Olympic Resource Management owns lands within the historic Kapowsin Tree Farm located west of Mt. Rainier National Park. We participate with our neighboring landowners in a unique access program that provides participants with a wide range of recreational opportunities. For more information about this program, please click here.

Recreating on private timberland is a privilege that can be revoked at any time.  Violators of our land use policies will be prosecuted and may not be welcomed back to the property. We encourage you to report violations of our land access policy or illegal activities to our local tree farm office or directly to law enforcement. 


Corporate Headquarters: 19950 7th Avenue NE, Suite 200, Poulsbo, WA 98370     phone (360) 697-6626     fax (360) 697-1156

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