World Forestry Center
The World Forestry Center, located in Portland’s Washington Park, is a private, non-profit forestry education organization. Through classes, tours, museum exhibits and demonstrations, it illustrates and interprets benefits of the forest environment and promotes appreciation and understanding of forests and forest resources worldwide. The Center’s Discovery Museum re-opened in 2005 with over 100 new exhibits. The museum won the 2006 POVA (Portland Oregon Visitors Association) president’s award for valued contributions to the visitor industry.
Merlo Hall, added to the center’s campus in 1989, houses the World Forest Institute. This facility was designed as an international forest information clearinghouse, as well as hosting an international fellowship program.
The center also operates the Magness Tree Farm, an 80-acre demonstration forest near Wilsonville, with a visitors’ center and log bunkhouses used for summer camps. The area is also a wildlife sanctuary. Individuals and groups of all ages are welcome to visit and take advantage of the farm’s varied educational activities, many of which are free of charge.
Gary Hartshorn, Ph.D., President and CEO
Address: 4033 SW Canyon Rd., Portland 97221