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The mission of the High Cascades Forest Volunteers is to help maintain, restore and preserve the public lands and resources administered by the National Forest Service for present and future generations.

Do you have a special place where you like to Mt. bike, ride your horse, hike, fish, or hunt?  Chances are you were on your nearby national forest.  Why not help make a lasting, positive difference on the Willamette, Deschutes, Umpqua, Siuslaw and Ochoco National Forests? 
Volunteers are needed for a wide range of activities and there are plenty of opportunities to match everyone’s interest and skill. Tools and equipment will be provided.   Horses or llamas will help carry equipment for some of the organized summer projects.   Here’s a sampling of projects:

To be a forest volunteer we ask that you attend one of three training weekends. There is no charge for the training and free camping is available. The first training opportunity is in April at Cascade Locks,  The second training opportunity is held in May at White Branch about 15 miles east of McKenzie Bridge, OR. The third training is in June at the Allingham Guard Station located west of Sisters, OR near Camp Sherman.  If you wish to sign up for classes, click on the Spring Training Button and then chose the registration form for either West Cascade (White Branch) or East Cascade (Allingham).   In exchange for this valuable training, we ask you to donate at least 16 hours of your time over the year volunteering on the many projects offered by the High Cascades Forest Volunteers and the Pacific Crest Trails Association.  If you wish to be a volunteer click on Volunteer Application

Classes may include trail maintenance, trail crew leadership, First Aid/CPR certification, cross-cut and chain saw certification, wilderness stewardship, adopt a trail/lake programs, map/compass, identify/remove noxious weeds, monitoring historic sites, survival tips and more.  Click on Spring Training and Class Descriptions to see the classes offered this year.

Who can volunteer:

Anyone over the age of 18 may apply to volunteer. If you are under the age of 18 you may still participate by working with your family, group, club, or responsible adult(s).

Benefits of volunteering:

Besides the great benefits of helping your National Forests, you will:

Gain a sense of self satisfaction and accomplishment in performing a much needed service.
Learn new skills, which you can share with others.
Make a positive contribution to the forest areas you have enjoyed using.
Meet new people and make new friends.

Adopt your favorite lake/trail
Learn advanced trail building techniques
Work with a trail crew for a weekend
Clear rocks and brush from trails. 
Restore campsites around lakes
Monitor wilderness campsites
Greet and inform visitors. 
Survey trails for winter damage.  
Maintain trail signs for summer and winter trails 

High Cascades Forest Volunteers.
Our future volunteers

Spring Training

Saw Re-certification is Open

Certification will be good for 3 years unless otherwise stated

West Cascade Registration CLOSED

Classes will be held at White Branch,

May 2018

Allingham Registration CLOSED

Classes will be held at Allingham,

Thursday June 1 through Sunday June 4, 2017
TUESDAY - June 27   Rebel Rock Trail in the Three Sisters Wilderness. The crew has already logged the Rebel Creek Trail and have been anxious to get back up and finish off this loop. It isn't an easy trail but Tuesday the weather up there is supposed to be ideal in the 60's (weather forecasters don't let me down.) Usual drill meet at the Albertson/McDonald's parking lot at the corner of 126 and Main in East Springfield just south of McDonald's at 7:00 AM.

Bring lots of water and ENERGY.

THURSDAY - June 29  Salmon Lakes Trail in the Waldo Wilderness. Have no idea what we'll run into on this trail except be prepared for mosquito's. Headnets and bug dope are a must in this area for the next month or so. Weather looks good in the 70's but bring lots of water or other drink. Have to keep hydrated this time of year. It is wilderness so another x-cut adventure one of many in the next few months we have lots of trails ahead of us. Again usual drill for Middle Fork meeting at the Shell Station across I5 from LCC at 7:00 AM.

If you are interested in volunteering..​  

Contact Ron Robinson email: lescass12@earthlink.net
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