Learn and Get Involved

You already love spending time in Central Oregon's National Forest, why not take it to the next level? Whether you sign up as a volunteer, attend a ranger talk or join as a member, you can go beyond just visiting and make an impact!

Volunteer

Central Oregon’s National Forests are home to a group of wonderful volunteers ­‑ men and women of all ages with a passionate interest in conservation, education and the rich environmental, cultural and geological history surrounding Central Oregon’s public lands. Join the dedicated people helping the Forest Service to protect our region’s most treasured places.

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SHOP

We are proud to offer visitors a chance to support their Public Lands by purchasing items from our many Discover Your Forest stores.  Proceeds from your purchases in our stores support student education programs, interpretive programs, exhibits, publications and other services on the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests. Visit one of our retail locations to pick up passes, guides, maps and more!

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Events

Dec
12
Thu
The Greatest Good Lecture Series @ Dudley's Bookshop Cafe
Dec 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Join us for a free monthly lecture series beginning on November 14th. Each month, we will host a different local specialist for a presentation and Q&A at Dudley’s Bookshop Café. The topics vary greatly, and we hope anyone who is interested will join.
Presentations will begin at 5:30pm, and will run for about 40 minutes with 20 minutes open for questions following. We feel very fortunate to have incredibly knowledgeable speakers and exciting topics! The lineup is as follows:
 
– November 14th: “Fire and Ice: Intro Geology of Mt. Bachelor and Three Sisters Volcanos” By Barton Wills – Forest Geologist Deschutes National Forest
 
– December 12th: “Forest Insects: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” By Robbie Flowers – Central Oregon Forest Entomologist
 
– January 23rd: “The Evolution of Fire Use” By Katharine Hetts – Sub-Regional Fire Analyst
 
– February 27th: “Wilderness Solitude Monitoring” By Jason Fisher – Wilderness Specialist Deschutes National Forest
 
For questions or press inquiries, please reach out to Amy Jensen at amy.jensen@discovernw.org
Jan
23
Thu
The Greatest Good Lecture Series @ Dudley's Bookshop Cafe
Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Join us for a free monthly lecture series beginning on November 14th. Each month, we will host a different local specialist for a presentation and Q&A at Dudley’s Bookshop Café. The topics vary greatly, and we hope anyone who is interested will join.
Presentations will begin at 5:30pm, and will run for about 40 minutes with 20 minutes open for questions following. We feel very fortunate to have incredibly knowledgeable speakers and exciting topics! The lineup is as follows:
 
– November 14th: “Fire and Ice: Intro Geology of Mt. Bachelor and Three Sisters Volcanos” By Barton Wills – Forest Geologist Deschutes National Forest
 
– December 12th: “Forest Insects: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” By Robbie Flowers – Central Oregon Forest Entomologist
 
– January 23rd: “The Evolution of Fire Use” By Katharine Hetts – Sub-Regional Fire Analyst
 
– February 27th: “Wilderness Solitude Monitoring” By Jason Fisher – Wilderness Specialist Deschutes National Forest
 
For questions or press inquiries, please reach out to Amy Jensen at amy.jensen@discovernw.org
Feb
27
Thu
The Greatest Good Lecture Series @ Dudley's Bookshop Cafe
Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Join us for a free monthly lecture series beginning on November 14th. Each month, we will host a different local specialist for a presentation and Q&A at Dudley’s Bookshop Café. The topics vary greatly, and we hope anyone who is interested will join.
Presentations will begin at 5:30pm, and will run for about 40 minutes with 20 minutes open for questions following. We feel very fortunate to have incredibly knowledgeable speakers and exciting topics! The lineup is as follows:
 
– November 14th: “Fire and Ice: Intro Geology of Mt. Bachelor and Three Sisters Volcanos” By Barton Wills – Forest Geologist Deschutes National Forest
 
– December 12th: “Forest Insects: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” By Robbie Flowers – Central Oregon Forest Entomologist
 
– January 23rd: “The Evolution of Fire Use” By Katharine Hetts – Sub-Regional Fire Analyst
 
– February 27th: “Wilderness Solitude Monitoring” By Jason Fisher – Wilderness Specialist Deschutes National Forest
 
For questions or press inquiries, please reach out to Amy Jensen at amy.jensen@discovernw.org
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2937
Volunteers donating their time on Deschutes National Forest
53,186
Hours Volunteers dedicated to conserving our Forest
125+
Types of conservation specialty projects completed on Central Oregon's Forests
$1,223,657
of donated labor from volunteers on Deschutes National Forest.

Volunteering for Discover Your Forest is a fun and rewarding way to meet others and provide opportunities for children that otherwise would not have the chance to see what our forests have to offer them. There are a variety of activities to get involved in and the best part is that you get to choose which ones interest you.

Don W.

Sharing the forest and the monument with visitors is a total blast! You get to meet people from all over our country as well as from around the world!

Mark K.

We have volunteered at the Guard Station for 6 years and enjoy the location and meeting people. We first learned about the opportunity at the Station while on vacation in the area, and then enjoyed the great volunteer opportunities.

Bernard and Elaine N.

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