Program & Event Calendar

Are you looking for something fun to do in the forest? Join the Tillamook Forest Center staff for a variety of fascinating, forest-related programs. From Dutch oven cooking presentations to wildflower walks we’ve got something for everyone.

Most events are FREE and open to ALL AGES.

Do you have an organized group that would like a special program about the Tillamook State Forest? Contact us in advance of your planned visit to see if we can accommodate your group.

For more information call 866-930-4646. For directions to the center click here.

May 7 (Sun) 1:00 PM

What We Want from the Wild | Oregon Humanities’ Conversation Project

Oregonians across the political spectrum place a high value on the diverse natural resources of our state, but we are divided about how these resources should be used and talked about. What do we want from nature? What do we understand nature to be, and how do we see ourselves fitting in?

This is the focus of “What We Want from the Wild,” a free conversation with Adam Davis on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 1 pm at the Tillamook Forest Center. This program is hosted by the Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.

Davis is the executive director of Oregon Humanities. His previous roles including directing the Center for Civic Reflection, where he helped the Aldo Leopold Foundation develop their Land Ethic Leader training, and the United States Forest Service, where he led backcountry trail crews and occasionally fought wildland fire. He has taught courses and led workshops on the human relationship to nature.

Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state's future. For more information about this free community discussion, please contact the Tillamook Forest Center.
Registration is required and the deadline is Friday, May 5, 2017

Registration is Open. Please send an email to Denise.Berkshire@oregon.gov with the names of all people attending.

May 20 (Sat) 11:30 AM & 1:30 PM

Winter Steelhead Release

Submerge yourself in the world of salmon! In the Tillamook State Forest, salmon live in the cool, clear rivers that run through the Coast Range. Join us to explore life cycles, habitat requirements, and the underwater oasis of these dynamic fish. After a short presentation, we will walk to Jones Creek and release tiny, wild fry that were raised in our visitor center fish tank. Watch our Facebook page for updates on their development. **Please Note** This is an estimated date. The release depends on when the fish are ready.

May 21 (Sun) 11:30 AM & 1:30 PM

Winter Steelhead Release

Submerge yourself in the world of salmon! In the Tillamook State Forest, salmon live in the cool, clear rivers that run through the Coast Range. Join us to explore life cycles, habitat requirements, and the underwater oasis of these dynamic fish. After a short presentation, we will walk to Jones Creek and release tiny, wild fry that were raised in our visitor center fish tank. Watch our Facebook page for updates on their development. **Please Note** This is an estimated date. The release depends on when the fish are ready.

May 27 (Sat) 11:30 AM

Killer Birds!

Think birding is just a walk in the park? Think again – Join us at the Tillamook Forest Center to learn how some birds stab their prey with their bills, while others hover low to stalk and hunt. Learn some of the not-so-friendly features of birds and see how they have adapted their predator skills.

May 27 (Sat) 1:30 PM

Rainforest Walk

Can you believe that around 120 inches of rain falls on the Tillamook Forest Center every year? While there are no monkeys or toucans in this temperate rainforest, the lush mosses, fast-growing Douglas-fir trees, acrobatic salmon, and slimy banana slugs that live in the Tillamook State Forest depend on our wet and soggy winters. Grab your raingear (if weather permits) and experience the wonders that the rain brings on a short, family friendly stroll along the Wilson River.

May 28 (Sun) 11:30 AM

Rainforest Walk

Can you believe that around 120 inches of rain falls on the Tillamook Forest Center every year? While there are no monkeys or toucans in this temperate rainforest, the lush mosses, fast-growing Douglas-fir trees, acrobatic salmon, and slimy banana slugs that live in the Tillamook State Forest depend on our wet and soggy winters. Grab your raingear (if weather permits) and experience the wonders that the rain brings on a short, family friendly stroll along the Wilson River.

May 28 (Sun) 1:30 PM

Killer Birds!

Think birding is just a walk in the park? Think again – Join us at the Tillamook Forest Center to learn how some birds stab their prey with their bills, while others hover low to stalk and hunt. Learn some of the not-so-friendly features of birds and see how they have adapted their predator skills.

May 29 (Mon) 11:30 AM & 1:30 PM

Rainforest Walk

Can you believe that around 120 inches of rain falls on the Tillamook Forest Center every year? While there are no monkeys or toucans in this temperate rainforest, the lush mosses, fast-growing Douglas-fir trees, acrobatic salmon, and slimy banana slugs that live in the Tillamook State Forest depend on our wet and soggy winters. Grab your raingear (if weather permits) and experience the wonders that the rain brings on a short, family friendly stroll along the Wilson River.