What We Do

Forests Forever offers a variety of activities and educational experiences at Hopkins Demonstration Forest. Guests are welcome to walk on their own, or enjoy a guided tour. We also share our knowledge of forest management and ecology through workshops, and provide opportunities to learn by doing during community workdays. Schools and youth groups, civic clubs and families enjoy our educational programs and service project options.

Meeting and Conference Facility

Everett Hall for meetings, retreats, conferences, or receptions.

Community building in the snow

Tours and Events

OSU Extension Service offers FREE, 90-minute guided tours as part of monthly Community Forestry Days. Our volunteers invite you to join them for lunch at noon – enjoy a picnic either before or after your tour. Tours begin at 2:00 p.m. in the main parking lot.

Ride along in the tree farm bus, with a few stops along the way for short walks to get a closer look at recent activities in the forest: reforestation projects, thinning and pruning demonstrations, watershed protection, wildlife habitat enhancements, and wildfire prevention.

Group size is limited. Please call 503.632.2150 to make reservations, or schedule a private tour at your convenience for your group, family, or friends.

Tour guide teaching group about the forest

Learning Opportunities

Tree School

Tree School is an annual, one-day event focused on trees, forests, forestry and related topics. A course catalog is published and distributed in January. Early registration is advised for best choice of classes. Call OSU Extension Service at 503.655.8631 for more information.

Science based videos now on YouTube!

Due to the lack of in-person learning at Hopkins due to Covid, Peter Matzka our forest educator has developed a set of videos on science-based topics usually taught at Hopkins and posted on YouTube.

View List of Videos

Group of students taking a tour of the forest

Exploration and Self Discovery

A few reminders before you begin

Facilities Description

Trail Map

Management Demonstration Areas

Native Plant and Animal List

Trail and Road Descriptions