Your gift to Opal Creek invests in the future of our forests and our children. Thanks to you, over 1,400 students this year will have educational experiences in wilderness that will lead to a lifetime of conservation and a love of wild places.

Read about what your support achieved in 2015.


You make a difference.

$25 provides supplies for students to use in field studies like tree plotting and water monitoring.

$50 subsidizes a 2-night outdoor school program for a student from a low-income school.

$100 provides regular service on 2 microscopes for students to use in lichen, mushroom, botany, and geology studies.

$250 provides hearty, from-scratch meals for 6 students on a 3-day outdoor school program.

$500 provides a weeklong backpacking trip to a child who can’t afford one.

$1000 provides field journals for an entire year of outdoor school and Opal Creek Expeditions.


Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center
721 NW 9th Avenue, Suite 236
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 892-2782
Tax ID: 94-3112973



workplace partnerIn kind - credit Bill Coit

Planned giving

  • Shopping Cart

  • Donate

    Program fees only cover 60% of our operating costs. Make a gift today by clicking on the PayPal link below. All donations are tax-deductible.

  • Latest News

  • Jawbone Journal

    • DSC_0280

      A New Life in a Different World

      By Bryan Kurz | 07/25/2016

      It’s hard to describe exactly what Opal Creek is without experiencing it for yourself. For me […]

    • Showing off dynamite spot at half bridges

      Detective Work in the Ancient Forest

      By Claudia Christensen Garcia | 06/10/2016

      I moved to Jawbone Flats in March with the understanding that I would spend the spring […]

    • Whetstone

      Upholding the Legacy

      By Gabrielle | 03/23/2016

      I grew up in New England with a forest outside my back door, but my grandparents […]