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The generosity of people who choose to spend occasional weekends working out in the forests, meadows, and waterways of the Cascades is a huge part of what makes many of our science and restoration programs possible. Anyone can join CFC’s community of volunteers and become a part of impactful science and restoration projects throughout the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
Volunteer science and restoration trips take place every year from late spring through early fall. Trips vary in difficulty and length. Most trips span a weekend. CFC provides volunteers reserved camping spots during multi day projects. Volunteers are welcome to join us for one or multiple days unless noted otherwise in the trip description.
Read the VOLUNTEER FAQ below to learn more about how to be safe and prepared for volunteer trips with CFC.
2022 volunteer projects
Thank you for your interest in our science and restoration volunteer trips! Next year’s trip list will be published at the end of February. If you have previously volunteered with us, you will be sent an email with a link to sign-up for trips when registration is open. For those of you who have not volunteered, but are interested in hearing more about our 2022 trips, please enter your email below so you can be notified when the trip list is available.
completed trips from 2021
April 17-18: Yellowjacket Creek Planting #1
April 24-25: Yellowjacket Creek Planting #2
July 9-11: Preparing Old-growth near Mt. Adams
July 31 – August 1: Huckleberry Monitoring
August 6-8: Wildlife Camera Surveys
August 21: Native Seed Collection
August 27-29: Beaver Dam Analog Installation at Woods Creek
September 11-12: Surveying for Lamprey
September 25: Restoration Planting in Oregon Spotted Frog Habitat
October 2-3: Mt. Adams Post-fire Planting
October 30-31: Yellowjacket Creek Planting #3
November 13: Trout Creek Planting
everyone makes a difference
Anyone—regardless of age, ability, or income—can make a lasting positive impact in the Cascades. In addition to joining us in the field, volunteers help at our Vancouver, WA office, at our annual Auction & Gala and other events, and more. To learn more about how you can get involved in the way that best meets your needs, email us at info(at)cascade forest.org.