Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center
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
We are dedicated to evolving our non-profit so that our work reflects the kind of diversity found in the Opal Creek Wilderness. Old-growth trees and gemstone waters provided rich habitat for hundreds of other plant and animal species. OCAFC is working now, with the help of Oregon foundations and other supporters, to mirror the diversity that Opal Creek gave us for so many years.
Floating Point Films, LLC - Andy Adkins - a tireless and passionate advocate, volunteer and filmmaker has dedicated countless hours to documenting one of Oregon's most embattled old-growth forest wars, and the post-fire conditions in the Opal Creek Wilderness that George Atiyeh made possible for generations of people to experience, love and learn from.
Year Founded: 1986
Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center is in the Environment category which is sponsored by A to Z Wineworks