Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust
The non-profit Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust, formed in 1999, serves as catalyst for public / private partnership in support of the Oregon Department of Forestry. The Trust’s initial mission was raising funds and fostering partnerships for the construction of the Tillamook Forest Center, and the development of tools and experiences that help Oregonians better understand and appreciate The Tillamook State Forest and all of Oregon’s State-owned forests. This effort culminated in the Center opening in April of 2006. The Tillamook Forest Center currently hosts over 45,000 visitors annually and provides outdoor education opportunities to 5000-6000 students from Washington and Tillamook County schools.
In 2013, at the request of members of the Salmonberry Coalition, the Trust agreed to expand its scope and serve as the non-profit supporting organization for the Salmonberry Trail project. The Board of Trustees for the Trust includes leaders from the public and private sectors who believe in the value of Oregon’s forests as a provider of quality forest management, outdoor recreation and education opportunities. The Salmonberry Trail affords a unique opportunity to expand recreation and education opportunities in northwest Oregon.
The Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust is a qualified partner in the Oregon Cultural Trust, an innovative and widely-supported program for strengthening and preserving Oregon’s arts, heritage and culture. Gifts to the Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust, made in concert with a gift to the Oregon Cultural Trust, qualify you for a tax deduction for both gifts and a tax credit, all while supporting important work related to our state’s culture and arts.