To support Oregon’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, World Forestry Center has closed all public offerings and programs – including our Discovery Museum, Washington Park Campus, and Magness Memorial Tree Farm – now through April 30, 2020.
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We envision a society that values and takes action to support the economic, ecological, and social benefits of forests.
Help us make that vision a reality.
Major forces are shaping our future and the future of our forests.
In the last 15 years, the world’s population has grown by over one billion people.
Nature is not behaving the way that it has behaved in recent history and it is affecting everything – from how we invest our money to how we live our lives.
Unprecedented catastrophic wildfires in the last decade threaten the economic, ecological, and social values of our forests.
Tectonic generational shifts are happening. Where people live, what people buy, or who leads our organizations, companies and governments – each sends ripple effects across our society and our forests.
New technologies are changing the way we interact with the natural world. Buildings are being constructed more quickly and with fewer people involved.
Now is the time to harness these forces to create healthier forests and communities.
As a trusted resource in the forestry space, World Forestry Center has a strong foundation upon which to build a healthier forestry future.
For over half a century, we have been at the intersection of people and forestry.
We have programs that drive problem-solving by forestry professionals.
We create events and experiences that connect the public to its interdependence on forests.
We steward a place that creates and inspires a community of sustainable forestry champions.