Partnerships are crucial to managing national forest resources.

The US Forest Service works in partnership with public agencies, private organizations, tribes, watershed groups, volunteer organizations, nonprofit organizations, schools, and individuals to manage national forest resources. These include water, fish, trees, soil, recreation facilities, roads, terrestrial habitats, invasive weeds, and more!

Multiple and dynamic partnerships between the Forest Service and other entities come in the form of agreements, grants, contracts, and volunteer commitments for specific projects or tasks needed to keep our forest healthy and active.

For more detailed information about partnerships with the US Forest Service, please visit the US Forest Service Partnership Resource Center.


Children's Forest of Central Oregon

Middle school youth show off artwork at Ryan Ranch


“The Deschutes Children’s Forest provides a network of outdoor places and programs dedicated to moving all children along a continuum of learning, exploration, and healthy living through engagement with nature.”


“A world in which every child is inspired by nature to become a healthy individual and create a sustainable future.”

Children's Forest of Central Oregon Photos

Kids on snowshoes

See the Fun!  Take a look at some of our Children's Forest of Central Oregon photos.

Key Contacts


Deschutes National Forest, Partnership and Conservation Education Program Manager

Discover Your Forest,
Volunteer and Stewardship Coordinator

Ochoco National Forest,
Volunteer Program Manager