Share your knowledge
Oregon’s forests are simply astonishing; most of us can agree on that. Forests filter water, provide habitat for fish and wildlife, clean our air, moderate temperatures and rainfall and store atmospheric carbon. If you’re knowledgeable in these areas or others listed below, we encourage you to volunteer to teach! One way is through OFRI’s Speaker Bureau, or you can volunteer to speak at local interpretive areas such as the Hopkins Memorial Tree Farm and Magness Tree Farm. Some areas in need of your expertise include:
- Renewable, recyclable and sustainable characteristics of wood
- The lifecycle and ecosystems of the forest
- Forest threats such as fire and mismanagement
- Wildlife habitat and behavior
Other opportunities for teaching children or adults are available in many state and federal forests. Sharing what you know is a great way to get others excited about helping our forests.
Find out more at our volunteer page.