With over 1.5 million acres, the Willamette National Forest is home to eight wilderness areas, including the popular Three Sisters Wilderness and Mt. Jefferson Wilderness, a variety of backpacking and day hiking opportunities, waterfalls, wildflowers, mountain biking trails, boating, swimming and much more! The varied landscape of high mountains, narrow canyons, cascading streams, and wooded slopes offers excellent opportunities for visitors and make the forest valuable for many purposes. Learn More About The Forest.
If the opportunity to assist in the management and restoration of your National Forest appeals to you, consider the following volunteer opportunity. The Willamette and Mt. Hood National Forests are seeking nine volunteers to serve on the Mt. Hood-Willamette Resource Advisory Committee (RAC). Team members review restoration and recreation fee proposals and make recommendations through a collaborative process. Previous projects have provided local jobs, restored landscapes, enhanced recreation, combated invasive species and youth engagement. The nomination period for this worthwhile and important stewardship opportunity ends on March 31...learn more