The Mt. Hood National Forest is located in the north center part of Oregon.
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Climate Change, Sustainability, and Reducing Impact to the Environment

Mt. Hood National Forest is providing the following information to its employees in order to increase our employees' basic literacy on climate change, sustainability, and reducing one's impact to the environment.  Interested members of the public are also invited to peruse the information presented.  Link to more information

Passport to the Forest

Educators are invited to participate in a mobile conservation education program offered by personnel of the Zigzag Ranger District of Mt. Hood National Forest.

The program is run by volunteers, call for availability. Currently, lesson plans are designed for 2nd to 7th graders and focus on four main subject areas: Botany, Hydrology/Fisheries, Wildlife, and Geology. We bring the program to you so budgets can be stretched by keeping costs of field trips and buses down.

For more information, please click on the links below.

Please contact Neal Fair at 503-622-2033, email: if you have questions, suggestions, or would like to participate.

Learn More About Mt. Hood National Forest by Going on a Hike, or Tour

The interpretation and Conservation Education Program of Zigzag Ranger District, Mt. Hood National Forest offers several tours, hikes, walks, or other opportunities focused on learning more about nature, history, and culture of the area. In the past, a number of great summer activities have been provided including:

  • Timberline Lodge Tours
  • Government Camp Historic Walks
  • Trillium Lake Nature Walks
  • Ranger Talks

Learn how animals in the forest react when forest firest start and what you can do to help avoid unnatural wildfires by following Cedar Squirrel and his friends while drawing in our coloring book:

Fire Prevention Coloring Book    

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