Working Together


Trail Crew at work re-contructing a trail

To serve our mission of “caring for the land and serving the people,” Olympic National Forest works with many diverse partners who share a common goal of caring for our public lands and supporting local communities. Our partners include other federal agencies, federally recognized Tribes, the State of Washington, conservation organizations, universities, public entities, contractors and private citizens. We collaborate through a number of avenues including grants, partnerships, advisory committees and volunteer efforts.

Partners and volunteers help forest managers maintain recreation sites and trails, reduce hazardous fuels, restore watersheds, monitor wildlife populations, improve wildlife and fisheries habitat, inventory and monitor archeological and historic sites, provide input to proposed management activities, conduct conservation education programs and more!

Working together to manage our natural resources becomes more vital each year. Partnerships and volunteers are critical to Olympic National Forest’s ability to effectively manage natural resources for future generations. There are many opportunities to work together to benefit public lands on the Olympic National Forest! 

Watershed Restoration through Collaborative Partnerships

Topographic Map of the Dungeness Drainage Basin.Discover our dynamic community partnerships focused on the health and restoration of three important watersheds in the Olympic National Forest area: the Calawah, Dungeness, and Skokomish.


Secure Rural Schools

OPACFallsCr.JPGRead about Secure Rural Schools and the Community Self-Determination Act of 2000. Review current Olympic Peninsula Resource Advisory Committees information.



Join a group that does volunteer trail work for Washington National Forests. Contact a group to join them on trail maintenance. Volunteer on your own or with your own group!