The Gifford Pinchot National Forest is located in the south central part of Washington state.
Where is this Forest?



"Caring for the Land, Serving People." These six words sum up the Forest Service's Mission. Our mission is made possible by volunteer stewards like you! A wide range of volunteers help the Gifford Pinchot National Forest with activities such as:

Contact us about volunteering today:

Cowlitz Valley Ranger District
Steve Hoecker, Recreation, (360) 497-1157,

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
Amy Tanska, Volunteer Programs Manager
Mount St. Helens Institute
(360) 449-7826,

Mt. Adams Ranger District
Dean Robertson, Recreation
(509) 395-3484
Trails, Wilderness, Climbing (509) 395-3390

Gifford Pinchot National Forest Headquarters
Gala Miller, Community Engagement (360) 891-5014


Pacific Crest Trail Association Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers work hard

The Pacific Crest Trail Assoc. advocates and improves recreation opportunities along the Trail.  Find out how you can contribute to the stretch in our National Forest as a volunteer!

Volunteer on the Volcano!

Volunteers at Science and Learning Center

Gifford Pinchot National Forest partners with the Mount St. Helens Institute to keep the volcano in our backyard safe, clean and enjoyable for all.  Find out how you can help!


Campground Hosts

The Gifford Pinchot needs dedicated and helpful campground hosts.