"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:

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

Erik Ophaug
Community Engagement Specialist
(970) 261-0526; erik.ophaug@usda.gov

Mount St. Helens Institute works with volunteers in education, interpretive programs, events, climbing & trails: www.mshinstitute.org/volunteer/

Mt. Adams Ranger District

Dean Robertson
Recreation and Trails
(509) 395-3484; dlrobertson@fs.fed.us

Cowlitz Valley Ranger District

Andrea Durham
Recreation Planner and Wilderness
(360) 497-1173; adurham@fs.fed.us

Gifford Pinchot National Forest Headquarters

Gala Miller
Community Engagement
(360) 891-5014; galamiller@fs.fed.us