Resilient Forestry Tours

Our August 20th tour has been filled. Please sign up below for another tour on September 3rd!

Each year we partner with small forest owners to host guided tours in biodiverse forests. These projects demonstrate how good forest management can protect drinking water, biodiversity and sequester carbon on the land, all of which are practices that benefit future generations.

All forestry tours planned for this summer will take place at Shady Creek Forest Products, a remarkable gem in Mid-Oregon’s coastal range located about 40 minutes from Eugene.

Please complete our registration form. Be sure and choose the date or dates you intend to attend. More detailed instructions will be emailed to registrants in advance of each event date.

There is one tour left for the summer of 2022:

Saturday, September 3rd

Saturday, August 20th (this tour is now full)

All 2022 tours leave from the east parking lot next to the Mahonia building (where the Beyond Toxics office is located) at 12:00. People needing to carpool should show-up no later than 11:55 AM. People taking their own car will be sent directions to Shady Creek. Plan to arrive by 12:50 for a 1:00 PM start time. Tours end at 4:30 PM and return no later than 5:30 PM. | (google map--look for the parking lot just to the east)

Further travel instructions will be provided for registrants via email after registration. 

Please bring: sturdy shoes, walking stick, water bottle and a hat.


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One of many resilient forestry tours organized by Beyond Toxics.

The Shady Creek Forest strategy uses sustainable forest management to save botanical diversity, sequester carbon and sustain clean water resources. These are necessary strategies for climate-resilient forestry practices in the face of climate change. Climate change puts Oregon forests at serious risk from surges in disease, drought, tree species loss and wildfires. Resilient forestry practices adapt to the challenges of climate change while providing forest products, jobs and ecosystem balance.

The tour will be personally guided by owner and forester David Eisler. You will walk through a working forest, explore riparian habitat for endangered species and witness the difference between industrial forestry and resilient forestry. We will discuss the Shady Creek Forest sustainable management approach, which focuses on caring for rich soils and nurturing the development of diverse tree species.

Oregonians are more aware than ever that climate solutions and forest health are inter-reliant. Join us to personally experience the climate-forest connection!

"This is not just a hike in a Coast Range temperate rainforest. We will immerse ourselves in a resilient, bio-diverse forest in order to understand why mature and old growth forests offer one of our best solutions to climate change impacts. We will examine biomass, natural disturbance cycles, the intricate forest plant and animal interconnections, forest streams and the unbelievable chemistry of trees."
~ David Eisler


Videos about a few of Oregon's Resilient Forests

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