2015 Open Season for Submitting Outfitter Guide proposals has Closed

The 2015 Open Season for Submitting Outfitter Guide Proposals has Closed

Thanks to all that turned in a proposal, we will send applicants an update to the status of their proposal in late January or early February. Watch this website for updates on the next open season for outfitting and guide opportunities in 2016.

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest had accepted proposals for outfitter-guide use between November 1 and December 15, 2014 for the 2015 season.

Taking Care of Little Sister

Edible Portland explores the Yakama Nation and their relationship to Wiwnu, the huckleberry, and the 1932 Handshake Agreement.

USFS Scientists Identify Key Fungal Species Related to White Nose Syndrome

US Forest Service Scientist identify key fungal species that  may help explain the mysteries of White Nose Sydrome.

Help Mount Adams Institute Fill Peterson Prairie Cabin Void

The Mount Adams Institute (MAI) will raise money to move an existing historic building to replace the burned Peterson Prairie Cabin. The existing historic building is scheduled for demolition. Moving it onto the Peterson Prairie site would save the structure and fill the void.

The Mount Adams institute has set up a donation site on their website. Click here to watch the video

Forest Service Consents to Prospecting Permit

U.S. Forest Service officials announced this week the release of the Decision Notice (DN) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) documenting the agency’s consent to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to issue permits to Ascot USA, Inc. for limited mineral prospecting on Goat Mountain, in the upper Green River Watershed of northwest Skamania County, Wash.

Gifford Pinchot National Forest Awards First Biomass Sale

This sale consists of trees of insufficient quality for saw timber. In the past, dead trees were burned at costs up to $700 an acre. Instead, it is now sold as biomass.

Historic Photos

View historic photos of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest Area!

Gifford Pinchot

Gifford Pinchot was the first Chief Forester of the US Forest Service.

Winter Recreation Video

Winter recreation in your Pacific Northwest forests.


Forest Highlight Video narrated by Forest Supervisor Janine Clayton

Youth Harvest Holiday Trees on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Every year, among the many other youth outings into the Forest, the Gifford Pinchot Urban Youth Program brings young people and their families out to cut a tree and to enjoy the snow at Wind River Work Center. Later, in the spring, they will take another group out to plant trees in that same area, giving back more than what was taken.