On January 19, 1985, citizens in Southwest Washington united under the name Gifford Pinchot Task Force to participate in forest management decisions, advocate for the conservation of critical natural resources, and help protect the newly-created Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. Now, 30 years later, we are continuing the mission they started as the Cascade Forest Conservancy.
We protect and sustain forests, streams, wildlife, and communities in the heart of the Cascades through conservation, education, and advocacy. Our vision is one of a forest where wild places remain to capture our imaginations and allow native wildlife to thrive. Pristine mountain streams rush through this healthy forest, supporting people and native fish populations. The heart of this place, the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, is biologically diverse and resilient in the face of climate change; its resources are sustainable, supporting local communities and recreation. We are stewards of this landscape, working to safeguard the beauty and wonders of Washington’s South Cascades for our children and future generations.