Partnerships

Partnerships are crucial to managing national forest resources.

The 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. Or contact a national forest representative.

 

Partnership events occur on the Forest year-round.

Every spring, NorthwestFirearms.com organizes a target shooting cleanup event at Wildcat Mountain on the Mt. Hood National Forest to celebrate Earth Day. NorthwestFirearms.com, a website organization with more than 35,000 members from the Pacific Northwest region, has been doing cleanups on the Forest since 2014. Tens of volunteers arrive to help clean up trash at a target shooting area and along nearby roads. Several Mt. Hood NF employees participate in the cleanups, along with Clackamas County Dump Stoppers, who haul away thousands of pounds of trash.


Each Ranger District on the Forest has their annual Youth Fishing Clinic in May and June of 2016. These events are a huge success! We would like to thank all organizations and local businesses that are involved for their gracious contributions of food, bait, and support.

 

These are just a few of the many partnership events that we host on our Forest. We believe that getting the public involved with events on our Forest helps us to spread our mission and to improve community relations. Thank you to everyone who supports their public lands!

Spotlights

Partners in Recreation on the Clackamas River

Clackamas River outfitter-guides and the Forest Service have been working on a program to protect the Clackamas River while providing quality recreational opportunities.

Sandy River Basin Partnerships in Restoration

The Sandy River Basin Agreement Partnership formed in 1999 for habitat restoration throughout the basin to benefit the recovery of listed fish.