INSPIRING OREGONIANS TO LEARN ABOUT AND ENJOY THE MANY BENEFITS OF THEIR STATE FORESTS.
The non-profit Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust, which formed in 1999, serves as catalyst for public / private partnership in support of the Tillamook Forest Center and the development of tools and experiences that help Oregonians better understand and appreciate The Tillamook State Forest and all of Oregon’s State-owned forests.
Leaders from forest products, environment, education and recreation communities, joined by past and present political leadership from both parties and from rural and urban Oregon, are active in the Trust because they believe in the legacy of the Tillamook Burn and Tillamook Forest.
The underlying philosophy of the Trust is that state forests hold unparalleled opportunities for teaching and learning about the role of forests in our lives today; about the natural and cultural history of forests; and about the responsibility and opportunity of sustainable forest management.
The Trust is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Current projects and programs:
The Salmonberry Trail
More information about this effort to connect Oregon’s Willamette Valley to the Oregon Coast with a non-motorized trail can be found at salmonberrytrail.org.
Tillamook Forest Center
Located on the banks of the scenic Wilson River Highway near Lees Camp, this world-class interpretive and outdoor education center offers free admission to the public. More information can be found at tillamookforestcenter.org.
State Forests Recreation Fund
Established in the memory of Wayne Naillon, long-time volunteer and trail advocate on the Tillamook State Forest, this fund helps support recreation management and volunteer programs on Oregon’s state forests. Donations to the fund can be made here.