A timber house will open in Oregon to the public after years of delays by the state’s public-land management agency.
The project, which will be operated by Umtiti, a subsidiary of a company called Umtis Pacific Northwest, will allow Oregonians to access the land and make use of its forests for sustainable development, according to the company.
The Umtits Pacific Northwest subsidiary owns and manages more than 40,000 acres of public land in the Northwest.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says the Umtitis Pacific Southwest office will offer more than 1,000 hours of guided tours and a variety of other activities.
The department said it is accepting applications for the project, starting this fall, with more than 400 applicants.
It said the timber house is expected to open in 2020.
Umtiti is a joint venture between Umti Pacific Northwest and Umtites Pacific Northwest.