Field Ranger Programs

Come explore the Siuslaw National Forest with a field ranger!

As proud, uniformed representatives of the Forest Service, Field Rangers provide a value-added component to the time visitors, students and partners spent recreating, exploring and learning in all the diverse areas of the forest- from dunes to late successional forest to coastal watersheds. Field Rangers work in our busiest places, where on any given day they might teach an urban youth group about restoration, share leave no trace messages with a Chinese tourist, join a local volunteer group pulling invasive weeds, or might swear in the newest Jr. Ranger.

Field rangers offer guided interpretative programs such as talks at campground and day use sites, guided hikes on some of the more scenic and popular trails, whale watching, mushroom identification and bird watching. In the summer months, you’re invited to join field rangers at various locations in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area where they offer orientation, informal walks and talks, Jr. Ranger activities and regularly scheduled ranger programs.

Be sure to check our news and events page frequently and like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for notifications of programs and events throughout the year or contact the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center or Oregon Dunes Visitor Center for details.

Interested in More Information?

Contact Brian Hoeh, Interpretive Ranger at 541-547-3289 or