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.

April 1 (Sat) 11:30 AM

Trees of the Tillamook Forest Walk

Join us on a leisurely walk seeking some of the diverse tree species that comprise our Coast Range forests. Learn the many benefits of these forest giants and some crafty ways to spot them in the woods.

April 9 (Sun) 11:30 AM & 1:30 PM

Arbor Week Celebration ~ Plant a tree with us!

Help us celebrate Arbor Week with a variety of fun, family activities that highlight the magic of trees and our forests. There will be crafts, games and tree planting.

Tree planting at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm
Staff will guide participants to a tree planting site and provide native tree seedlings to be planted in the Tillamook State Forest. Participants will receive a tree planting certificate. This event is rain or shine so please consider:
•   Spending one half hour tree planting
•   Wearing sturdy shoes - we will be planting on uneven ground
•   Dressing in layers. Temperatures are usually 10 degrees cooler in the forest than in the valley

Family activities and special exhibits will also be available throughout the weekend. You will be able to:
•   Create tree arts and crafts
•   Try your hand at a tree scavenger hunt to win a prize
•   Plant a tree seed to take home!
Step into the shoes of citizens who helped plant the Tillamook Burn and created the Tillamook State Forest! You are guaranteed to have a tree-mendous time!

Registration is required for large groups (10 or more) and the deadline is Wednesday, April 5 th
Please visit www.tillamookforestcenter.org to register the number in your group, and which time you are interested in to reserve a place for your group.

Activities are available for all ages and abilities. If you have a special need, please check in at the front desk.

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

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

Summer 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

Summer 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.