Forests Forever - Hopkins Demonstration Forest

Be involved in sustainable forestry: volunteer at Hopkins Demonstration Forest

Guests and volunteers learn by doing and share their talents with others. We offer activities appropriate for all ages: individuals and families, youth and community groups are welcome.

Call 503-632-2150 if you have questions about any of the programs or events listed in our calendar. All events occur at Hopkins Demonstration Forest unless otherwise noted.


Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
*9 Community Forestry Day - Yes, It Matters How You Cut and Stack the Sticks
November is when we pile and burn or chip slash; and we may also begin pruning our sapling-sized conifers. Indoor tasks include gear inventory, equipment and tool maintenance and sharpening, general cleaning in the shop and office.

The cook is everyone's favorite volunteer! If you want to share a favorite recipe with our volunteers for lunch, please call at least one week ahead to make arrangements.

8:30am Team leaders arrive, volunteer teams assemble
9:00pm Volunteer Projects
Noon Lunch- please call ahead so we know to expect you
1:00pm Volunteer projects continue
2:00pm Tour provides an insider's view of sustainable forestry; 90-minutes with some walking on rough or un-even ground.
4:00pm Put tools away and clean up

Please remember to call 503-632-2150 by the Thursday prior to each CFD if you plan to volunteer, join us for community lunch, or the tour. Thank You.


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