Resilient Forestry Tours

Join us for a walk in a lush Pacific Northwest forest to learn more about resilient forestry practices!

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.

The 2024 forestry tours will take place at Shady Creek Forest Products, a remarkable gem in Mid-Oregon’s coastal range located about 40 minutes from Eugene.

Join us for one of the next resilient forestry tours:

Saturday July 13 - Shady Creek Forest, Walton OR
Sunday July 21 - Shady Creek Forest, Walton OR


Meet Location:
East parking lot next to the Mahonia Building, 120 Shelton McMurphey Blvd, Eugene, OR, 97401; or we will provide an option to meet near Shady Creek Forest, Walton OR

Suggested donation to help Beyond Toxics cover our costs: $10
Donate here:
or bring a cash donation to the tour.


Contact Jennifer: call 541-465-8860 x 812 or email:


Resilient Forestry In Action - Hyla Woods (YouTube)
Shady Creek Natural Resources (YouTube) 
Zena Forest (YouTube)
Willow Witt Ranch (YouTube)



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.

Learn more about what is resilient forestry?

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



A total of 15 folks joined in the first resilient forestry tour of last year on July 29th. Join us for the next one coming up in June!

"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


Our latest video about a Resilient Forest in Oregon

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