Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center

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We provide transformative wilderness experiences that grow a community of environmental advocates.

Bottom Line for Portland

Portland’s youth and adults who join Opal Creek staff in Oregon’s wilderness areas come home energized, inspired and grateful for the amazing natural environments we have so close to home. Together we walk, talk, filter water, cook, eat, clean, gaze at the stars in the night sky, sleep well in tents, and learn from each other. When it’s time to go home - we leave no trace of our time as nature’s guest!


“[My child] debriefed everything from adventures, to challenges and successes, to moments of emotional and social trials, friendships and stories, hopes and surprises. She expanded as a person in self and member in her social and environmental world. You would not be able to see the growth, however, I can. This is all thanks to you, Opal adventures.“

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The 2020 Beachie Creek fire left OCAFC with time and space to rebuild our outdoor education programs that create community space where everyone is welcome, safe, respected, and free. OCAFC is working now, with the help of Oregon foundations and other supporters, to mirror the diversity that Opal Creek gave us and program participants for so many years. We are listening, learning and building relationships with underserved and underrepresented communities, and their lived experiences and perspectives are directly shaping how we build a diverse, equitable, and inclusive Opal Creek.

Business Partner(s)

Andy Adkins (Floating Point Films, LLC) provides OCAFC with short films and other media from countless hours spent documenting Opal Creek’s storied history - covering the epic battle to protect the area from logging, through today’s post-fire conditions in the wilderness, and the cast of conservationists who made it possible for generations to experience, love, and learn from Opal Creek.

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Year Founded: 1988

Tax ID: 943112973

Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center is in the Environment category which is sponsored by A to Z Wineworks

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