Forest Park Conservancy

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Forest Park Conservancy
210 NW 17th Ave. Suite 201
Portland, OR 97209
503-223-5449
http://www.forestparkconservancy.org/forest-park/events/
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The Mission of the Forest Park Conservancy is to protect and foster the ecological health of Forest Park, maintain and enhance the park’s extensive trails network, and inspire community appreciation and future stewardship of this iconic urban forest as a gift for generations.

The Conservancy fulfills this mission with a staff of seven full-time employees, several seasonal part-time conservation technicians, and more than 1,000 volunteers each year. We operate under a formal partnership agreement with the City of Portland Bureau of Parks & Recreation, the owner and manager of Forest Park.

Native American settlement of the area now known as Forest Park is believed to date back 10,000 years. The first Euro-American explorers arrived in the Willamette Valley with the Lewis & Clark expedition in 1806. By the mid-1800’s, most Native American people living in the area had been removed by state and federal authorities in favor of Euro-American settlers.

210 NW 17th Ave. Suite 201
Portland, OR 97209
info@forestparkconservancy.org
503-223-5449