About Us

COVID-19 Closure

To support Oregon’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, World Forestry Center’s staff is working remotely. We have temporarily closed our Discovery Museum and Magness Memorial Tree Farm.


Founded in 1966, World Forestry Center is a nonprofit dedicated to creating and inspiring champions of sustainable forestry.

We are focused on shaping a society that values and takes action to support the economic, ecological, and social values of forests. We know that a sustainable forestry future calls for careful choices and collaborations. It requires that key stakeholders have important conversations about complex issues. It demands that people imagine and invest in what is possible.

A wooden sign pointing to the "forestry building".

Our History

The roots of World Forestry Center date back to the 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition.

People gather in a room inside of World Forestry Center

Our Team

Our organization is only as strong as our employees and volunteer Board of Directors.

Still taken from the Hagenstein Lecture "Women on Fire" highlighting the experiences of Anjel Tomayko and Amanda Rau.

Stay Updated

See the latest news and updates about our work, including special events and experiences.

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Get Involved

Help us build a more sustainable forestry future by connecting with World Forestry Center and our programs.

Inside World Forestry Center, a bottom-up view of a tree.

Contact Us

Questions? Suggestions? Big ideas? We want to hear from you.