World Forestry Center

Redwood forest
The World Forestry Center in Portland promotes the understanding of forests such as the Oregon Redwoods southeast of Brookings, shown above. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
Founded in 1966, the World Forestry Center (WFC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating and inspiring champions of sustainable forestry. Based in Portland, Oregon, the WFC offers a variety of ways to learn about forests and to make a difference both locally and abroad. 

WFC’s Discovery Museum was opened in 1971 to educate the general public about local and global forests and sustainable forestry. Through its World Forest Institute Program, the WFC has hosted professionals from over 40 countries to learn about best forest practices in the northwest and to improve forest sustainability in other countries. Magness Memorial Tree Farm, our demonstration forest located near Sherwood, Oregon, offers a hands-on outdoor approach to environmental learning. Our diverse roster of conferences and forums foster important discussions on natural resource issues for both the general public and professionals.


Sara Wu, Interim Executive Director
Address: 4033 SW Canyon Rd., Portland 97221
Phone: 503-228-1367
Fax: 503-228-4608