We steward a campus that creates and inspires a community of sustainable forestry champions.
The Power of Place
While there are myriad local and regional conservation groups, and many organizations focused on forestry, World Forestry Center is unique in that we have a physical site to host the critical conversations a sustainable forestry future will require.
Our five-acre Washington Park campus is where our public education, professional collaborations, and community gatherings converge. Each of our four buildings is a tribute to the enduring beauty and resilience of our forests’ resources. They serve as gathering places for educators, forestry professionals, policymakers, and our broader community. The power of this place is central to the success of our mission.
Acknowledgment of the
Original People of this Land
World Forestry Center acknowledges that the Portland Metro area and Washington Park rests on traditional village sites of the Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Bands of Chinook, Tualatin, Kalapuya, Molalla, and many other tribes who made their homes along the Columbia River (Portland Indian Leaders Roundtable, 2018). We thank the descendants of these tribes for being the original stewards and protectors of this land. We also acknowledge that Portland has a thriving Native American community today, with over 380 federally-recognized Tribes represented in the Urban Portland Metropolitan area.
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Learn about Magness
Located in Sherwood, OR and open to the public on Sundays from 9am to 5pm, Magness is the perfect place to spend a day in the woods.