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, World Forestry Center is dedicated to creating and inspiring champions of sustainable forestry. Based in Portland, Oregon, the organization is focused on shaping a society that values and takes action in support of the economic, ecological, and social benefits of forests. World Forestry Center’s Discovery Museum was opened in 1971 to educate the general public about local and global forests and sustainable forestry. 

​Through its professional programs, the nonprofit has hosted professionals from over 40 countries to learn about best forest practices in the northwest and to improve forest sustainability in other countries. A diverse roster of conferences and forums foster important discussions on natural resource issues for both the general public and professionals.


Joseph Furia, Executive Director
Address: 4033 SW Canyon Rd., Portland 97221
Phone: 503-228-1367
Fax: 503-228-4608