Working Together

Taking care of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest requires the efforts of not only dedicated employees, but many partners and volunteers who contribute to the successful management resources as well as providing services to visitors like you.


Image of two hands about to shakeThe Gifford Pinchot National Forest is managed by the U.S. Forest Service to protect resources on behalf of future generations for the “greatest good.” An Equal Opportunity Employer, the Forest Service is committed to diversity and helping people connect to the land. Learn more about jobs with the Forest Service.


A man with a very dirty face and a wide grin after a day of volunteeringOur mission is made possible by volunteer stewards like you. We are always looking for a wide variety of knowledge & skills. We are always looking for a wide variety of knowledge and skills, including campground hosting, trail maintainence, trail ranger, interpretation, visitor services & more. Learn more about volunteering.


Discovery Team builds trail for the ForestPartnerships are at the core of how we accomplish business. A collaborative approach incorporates communities into planning & implementing our mission. Learn more about partnerships



Firefighters working a scorched landscapeVisit the Pacific Northwest Region Acquisition Management website to find out about contracting, procurements, property management, leasing, and federal grants and agreements.


Advisory Committees

Inter-agency group at a meetingThe USDA chartered both the North and South Gifford Pinchot National Forest Resource Advisory Committees for the forest. These advisory comittees review project proposals for the Gifford Pinchot National Forest lands.


Tribal Relations

Historic Post Card of CRGNSAThe Forest Service consults with tribes on a government-to-government basis about proposed forest projects. Through this consultation, the Gifford Pinchot Natioanl Forest builds productive working relationships with tribal leaders, government officials, and resource managers. Learn more about Tribal relations.