Program & Event Calendar

Are you looking for something fun to do in the forest? Join the Tillamook Forest Center staff for a variety of fascinating, forest-related programs. From Dutch oven cooking presentations to wildflower walks we’ve got something for everyone.

Most events are FREE and open to ALL AGES.

Do you have an organized group that would like a special program about the Tillamook State Forest? Contact us in advance of your planned visit to see if we can accommodate your group.

For more information call 866-930-4646. For directions to the center click here.

July 24 (Sun) 11:30 AM

Green By Design (A Behind-the-Scenes Tour)

What do recycled glass, wood pellets and a 65,000 gallon pond have in common? They are part of the innovative, sustainable design of the Tillamook Forest Center. Celebrate Earth Day, by taking a behind-the-scenes-tour highlighting “green” elements of this award winning visitor center, operations and the future of the surrounding state forest.

July 24 (Sun) 12:30 PM

Trees of the Tillamook Forest Walk

Join us on a leisurely tree walk at the Tillamook Forest Center! We will be taking an easy stroll, seeking some of the diverse tree species that comprise our Coastal Range forests. Learn the many benefits of these forest giants and some crafty ways to spot them in the woods. **Path is ADA accessible and easily trekked with strollers or wheelchairs.

July 24 (Sun) 1:30 PM

Fire Lookouts: Alone in the Strike Zone

Who would want to live alone, miles and miles from their closest neighbor? Join a guide to take a journey through history and discover the dangers that fire lookout men and women faced living high above the canopy. Hear the stories of these brave individuals and see the equipment used on the front lines of fire detection.

July 24 (Sun) 2:30 PM

Bald Eagles: Soaring Scavengers

Bald eagles are mesmerizing and powerful beings. These large birds of prey build incredible nests, are efficient hunters and scavengers, and rely on forest streams and rivers for survival. Join us at the Tillamook Forest Center to learn fascinating facts about our national symbol.

July 25 (Mon) 11:30 AM

The Pioneer’s Quilt: Story of the Smith Homestead

All our lives are a patchwork of stories, much like a quilt. Come listen to and explore the quilted story of Walter and Alice Smith, the very first homesteaders to call the Tillamook Forest & the Wilson River home. This journey back in time will take place at the Tillamook Forest Center. We hope you can join us!

July 25 (Mon) 1:30 PM

Fire Lookouts: Alone in the Strike Zone

Who would want to live alone, miles and miles from their closest neighbor? Join a guide to take a journey through history and discover the dangers that fire lookout men and women faced living high above the canopy. Hear the stories of these brave individuals and see the equipment used on the front lines of fire detection.

July 26 (Tue) 11:30 AM

Rainforest Walk

Lush moss, tall Douglas-fir trees, rough skinned newts, salmon and more depend on the 120 inches of rain that falls on the Tillamook State Forest. Grab your umbrellas or hats (depending on the weather) to soak in the views and experience a temperate rain forest on a short, family friendly stroll along the River View Trail.

July 26 (Tue) 1:30 PM

The Pioneer’s Quilt: Story of the Smith Homestead

All our lives are a patchwork of stories, much like a quilt. Come listen to and explore the quilted story of Walter and Alice Smith, the very first homesteaders to call the Tillamook Forest & the Wilson River home. This journey back in time will take place at the Tillamook Forest Center. We hope you can join us!

July 27 (Wed) 11:30 AM

Cougars: Our Secretive Neighbors

RAWR RAWR!!! Their roar can be fearsome, but most of us will never see or hear a cougar in the wild. These large cats are extremely shy and secretive and even though we don’t see them, we can still get to know these powerful predators. Come enjoy interesting pictures, facts, and stories about the largest members of the cat family in Oregon.

July 27 (Wed) 1:30 PM

Trees of the Tillamook Forest Walk

Join us on a leisurely tree walk at the Tillamook Forest Center! We will be taking an easy stroll, seeking some of the diverse tree species that comprise our Coastal Range forests. Learn the many benefits of these forest giants and some crafty ways to spot them in the woods. **Path is ADA accessible and easily trekked with strollers or wheelchairs.

July 28 (Thu) 11:30 AM

Trees of the Tillamook Forest Walk

Join us on a leisurely tree walk at the Tillamook Forest Center! We will be taking an easy stroll, seeking some of the diverse tree species that comprise our Coastal Range forests. Learn the many benefits of these forest giants and some crafty ways to spot them in the woods. **Path is ADA accessible and easily trekked with strollers or wheelchairs.

July 28 (Thu) 1:30 PM

Fire Lookouts: Alone in the Strike Zone

Who would want to live alone, miles and miles from their closest neighbor? Join a guide to take a journey through history and discover the dangers that fire lookout men and women faced living high above the canopy. Hear the stories of these brave individuals and see the equipment used on the front lines of fire detection.

July 29 (Fri) 11:30 AM

Water Wonders

Bring your sandals and shorts and get wet in the waters of the Tillamook State Forest! Naturalists will provide the equipment to lead you through the world of aquatic insects, to get an up-close look at their cool and crazy adaptations. Learn how their presence or absence is influenced by the quality of their habitat and how other animals depend on these bugs as well.

July 29 (Fri) 12:30 PM

Cougars: Our Secretive Neighbors

RAWR RAWR!!! Their roar can be fearsome, but most of us will never see or hear a cougar in the wild. These large cats are extremely shy and secretive and even though we don’t see them, we can still get to know these powerful predators. Come enjoy interesting pictures, facts, and stories about the largest members of the cat family in Oregon.

July 29 (Fri) 1:30 PM

Trees of the Tillamook Forest Walk

Join us on a leisurely tree walk at the Tillamook Forest Center! We will be taking an easy stroll, seeking some of the diverse tree species that comprise our Coastal Range forests. Learn the many benefits of these forest giants and some crafty ways to spot them in the woods. **Path is ADA accessible and easily trekked with strollers or wheelchairs.

July 29 (Fri) 2:30 PM

Fire Lookouts: Alone in the Strike Zone

Who would want to live alone, miles and miles from their closest neighbor? Join a guide to take a journey through history and discover the dangers that fire lookout men and women faced living high above the canopy. Hear the stories of these brave individuals and see the equipment used on the front lines of fire detection.

July 30 (Sat) 11:30 AM

Fire Lookouts: Alone in the Strike Zone

Who would want to live alone, miles and miles from their closest neighbor? Join a guide to take a journey through history and discover the dangers that fire lookout men and women faced living high above the canopy. Hear the stories of these brave individuals and see the equipment used on the front lines of fire detection.

July 30 (Sat) 12:30 PM

Water Wonders

Bring your sandals and shorts and get wet in the waters of the Tillamook State Forest! Naturalists will provide the equipment to lead you through the world of aquatic insects, to get an up-close look at their cool and crazy adaptations. Learn how their presence or absence is influenced by the quality of their habitat and how other animals depend on these bugs as well.

July 30 (Sat) 1:30 PM

Cougars: Our Secretive Neighbors

RAWR RAWR!!! Their roar can be fearsome, but most of us will never see or hear a cougar in the wild. These large cats are extremely shy and secretive and even though we don’t see them, we can still get to know these powerful predators. Come enjoy interesting pictures, facts, and stories about the largest members of the cat family in Oregon.

July 30 (Sat) 2:30 PM

Trees of the Tillamook Forest Walk

Join us on a leisurely tree walk at the Tillamook Forest Center! We will be taking an easy stroll, seeking some of the diverse tree species that comprise our Coastal Range forests. Learn the many benefits of these forest giants and some crafty ways to spot them in the woods. **Path is ADA accessible and easily trekked with strollers or wheelchairs.

July 31 (Sun) 11:30 AM

Trees of the Tillamook Forest Walk

Join us on a leisurely tree walk at the Tillamook Forest Center! We will be taking an easy stroll, seeking some of the diverse tree species that comprise our Coastal Range forests. Learn the many benefits of these forest giants and some crafty ways to spot them in the woods. **Path is ADA accessible and easily trekked with strollers or wheelchairs.

July 31 (Sun) 12:30 PM

Fire Lookouts: Alone in the Strike Zone

Who would want to live alone, miles and miles from their closest neighbor? Join a guide to take a journey through history and discover the dangers that fire lookout men and women faced living high above the canopy. Hear the stories of these brave individuals and see the equipment used on the front lines of fire detection.

July 31 (Sun) 1:30 PM

Water Wonders

Bring your sandals and shorts and get wet in the waters of the Tillamook State Forest! Naturalists will provide the equipment to lead you through the world of aquatic insects, to get an up-close look at their cool and crazy adaptations. Learn how their presence or absence is influenced by the quality of their habitat and how other animals depend on these bugs as well.

July 31 (Sun) 2:30 PM

Cougars: Our Secretive Neighbors

RAWR RAWR!!! Their roar can be fearsome, but most of us will never see or hear a cougar in the wild. These large cats are extremely shy and secretive and even though we don’t see them, we can still get to know these powerful predators. Come enjoy interesting pictures, facts, and stories about the largest members of the cat family in Oregon.

August 5 (Fri) 11:30 AM

Rainforest Walk

Lush moss, tall Douglas-fir trees, rough skinned newts, salmon and more depend on the 120 inches of rain that falls on the Tillamook State Forest. Grab your umbrellas or hats (depending on the weather) to soak in the views and experience a temperate rain forest on a short, family friendly stroll along the River View Trail.

August 5 (Fri) 12:30 PM

Cougars: Our Secretive Neighbors

RAWR RAWR!!! Their roar can be fearsome, but most of us will never see or hear a cougar in the wild. These large cats are extremely shy and secretive and even though we don’t see them, we can still get to know these powerful predators. Come enjoy interesting pictures, facts, and stories about the largest members of the cat family in Oregon.

August 5 (Fri) 1:30 PM

Green By Design (A Behind-the-Scenes Tour)

What do recycled glass, wood pellets and a 65,000 gallon pond have in common? They are part of the innovative, sustainable design of the Tillamook Forest Center. Celebrate Earth Day, by taking a behind-the-scenes-tour highlighting “green” elements of this award winning visitor center, operations and the future of the surrounding state forest.

August 5 (Fri) 2:30 PM

Trees of the Tillamook Forest Walk

Join us on a leisurely tree walk at the Tillamook Forest Center! We will be taking an easy stroll, seeking some of the diverse tree species that comprise our Coastal Range forests. Learn the many benefits of these forest giants and some crafty ways to spot them in the woods. **Path is ADA accessible and easily trekked with strollers or wheelchairs.

August 6 (Sat) 11:30 AM

Trees of the Tillamook Forest Walk

Join us on a leisurely tree walk at the Tillamook Forest Center! We will be taking an easy stroll, seeking some of the diverse tree species that comprise our Coastal Range forests. Learn the many benefits of these forest giants and some crafty ways to spot them in the woods. **Path is ADA accessible and easily trekked with strollers or wheelchairs.

August 6 (Sat) 12:30 PM

Rainforest Walk

Lush moss, tall Douglas-fir trees, rough skinned newts, salmon and more depend on the 120 inches of rain that falls on the Tillamook State Forest. Grab your umbrellas or hats (depending on the weather) to soak in the views and experience a temperate rain forest on a short, family friendly stroll along the River View Trail.

August 6 (Sat) 1:30 PM

Cougars: Our Secretive Neighbors

RAWR RAWR!!! Their roar can be fearsome, but most of us will never see or hear a cougar in the wild. These large cats are extremely shy and secretive and even though we don’t see them, we can still get to know these powerful predators. Come enjoy interesting pictures, facts, and stories about the largest members of the cat family in Oregon.

August 6 (Sat) 2:30 PM

Green By Design (A Behind-the-Scenes Tour)

What do recycled glass, wood pellets and a 65,000 gallon pond have in common? They are part of the innovative, sustainable design of the Tillamook Forest Center. Celebrate Earth Day, by taking a behind-the-scenes-tour highlighting “green” elements of this award winning visitor center, operations and the future of the surrounding state forest.

August 7 (Sun) 11:30 AM

Green By Design (A Behind-the-Scenes Tour)

What do recycled glass, wood pellets and a 65,000 gallon pond have in common? They are part of the innovative, sustainable design of the Tillamook Forest Center. Celebrate Earth Day, by taking a behind-the-scenes-tour highlighting “green” elements of this award winning visitor center, operations and the future of the surrounding state forest.

August 7 (Sun) 12:30 PM

Trees of the Tillamook Forest Walk

Join us on a leisurely tree walk at the Tillamook Forest Center! We will be taking an easy stroll, seeking some of the diverse tree species that comprise our Coastal Range forests. Learn the many benefits of these forest giants and some crafty ways to spot them in the woods. **Path is ADA accessible and easily trekked with strollers or wheelchairs.

August 7 (Sun) 1:30 PM

Rainforest Walk

Lush moss, tall Douglas-fir trees, rough skinned newts, salmon and more depend on the 120 inches of rain that falls on the Tillamook State Forest. Grab your umbrellas or hats (depending on the weather) to soak in the views and experience a temperate rain forest on a short, family friendly stroll along the River View Trail.

August 7 (Sun) 2:30 PM

Cougars: Our Secretive Neighbors

RAWR RAWR!!! Their roar can be fearsome, but most of us will never see or hear a cougar in the wild. These large cats are extremely shy and secretive and even though we don’t see them, we can still get to know these powerful predators. Come enjoy interesting pictures, facts, and stories about the largest members of the cat family in Oregon.

August 12 (Fri) 11:30 AM

The Pioneer’s Quilt: Story of the Smith Homestead

All our lives are a patchwork of stories, much like a quilt. Come listen to and explore the quilted story of Walter and Alice Smith, the very first homesteaders to call the Tillamook Forest & the Wilson River home. This journey back in time will take place at the Tillamook Forest Center. We hope you can join us!

August 12 (Fri) 12:30 PM

Bald Eagles: Soaring Scavengers

Bald eagles are mesmerizing and powerful beings. These large birds of prey build incredible nests, are efficient hunters and scavengers, and rely on forest streams and rivers for survival. Join us at the Tillamook Forest Center to learn fascinating facts about our national symbol.

August 12 (Fri) 1:30 PM

Water Wonders

Bring your sandals and shorts and get wet in the waters of the Tillamook State Forest! Naturalists will provide the equipment to lead you through the world of aquatic insects, to get an up-close look at their cool and crazy adaptations. Learn how their presence or absence is influenced by the quality of their habitat and how other animals depend on these bugs as well.

August 12 (Fri) 2:30 PM

Salmon in Our Streams

Salmon live in the cool, clear rivers that run through the Tillamook State Forest. The Oregon Department of Forestry is working hard to make rivers, like the Wilson, friendly for native fish. Join us to learn about Coho, and other salmon species that frequent our streams and rivers. We will explore life cycles, habitat requirements, and how the ODF is managing our forests to protect salmon populations.

August 13 (Sat) 11:30 AM

Salmon in Our Streams

Salmon live in the cool, clear rivers that run through the Tillamook State Forest. The Oregon Department of Forestry is working hard to make rivers, like the Wilson, friendly for native fish. Join us to learn about Coho, and other salmon species that frequent our streams and rivers. We will explore life cycles, habitat requirements, and how the ODF is managing our forests to protect salmon populations.

August 13 (Sat) 12:30 PM

The Pioneer’s Quilt: Story of the Smith Homestead

All our lives are a patchwork of stories, much like a quilt. Come listen to and explore the quilted story of Walter and Alice Smith, the very first homesteaders to call the Tillamook Forest & the Wilson River home. This journey back in time will take place at the Tillamook Forest Center. We hope you can join us!

August 13 (Sat) 1:30 PM

Bald Eagles: Soaring Scavengers

Bald eagles are mesmerizing and powerful beings. These large birds of prey build incredible nests, are efficient hunters and scavengers, and rely on forest streams and rivers for survival. Join us at the Tillamook Forest Center to learn fascinating facts about our national symbol.

August 13 (Sat) 2:30 PM

Water Wonders

Bring your sandals and shorts and get wet in the waters of the Tillamook State Forest! Naturalists will provide the equipment to lead you through the world of aquatic insects, to get an up-close look at their cool and crazy adaptations. Learn how their presence or absence is influenced by the quality of their habitat and how other animals depend on these bugs as well.

August 14 (Sun) 11:30 AM

Water Wonders

Bring your sandals and shorts and get wet in the waters of the Tillamook State Forest! Naturalists will provide the equipment to lead you through the world of aquatic insects, to get an up-close look at their cool and crazy adaptations. Learn how their presence or absence is influenced by the quality of their habitat and how other animals depend on these bugs as well.

August 14 (Sun) 12:30 PM

Salmon in Our Streams

Salmon live in the cool, clear rivers that run through the Tillamook State Forest. The Oregon Department of Forestry is working hard to make rivers, like the Wilson, friendly for native fish. Join us to learn about Coho, and other salmon species that frequent our streams and rivers. We will explore life cycles, habitat requirements, and how the ODF is managing our forests to protect salmon populations.

August 14 (Sun) 1:30 PM

The Pioneer’s Quilt: Story of the Smith Homestead

All our lives are a patchwork of stories, much like a quilt. Come listen to and explore the quilted story of Walter and Alice Smith, the very first homesteaders to call the Tillamook Forest & the Wilson River home. This journey back in time will take place at the Tillamook Forest Center. We hope you can join us!

August 14 (Sun) 2:30 PM

Bald Eagles: Soaring Scavengers

Bald eagles are mesmerizing and powerful beings. These large birds of prey build incredible nests, are efficient hunters and scavengers, and rely on forest streams and rivers for survival. Join us at the Tillamook Forest Center to learn fascinating facts about our national symbol.

August 26 (Fri) 11:30 AM

Killer Birds

Think birding is just a walk in the park? Think again – Join us at the Tillamook Forest Center to learn how some birds stab their prey with their bills, while others hover low to stalk and hunt. Learn some of the not-so-friendly features of birds and see how they have adapted their predator skills.

August 26 (Fri) 12:30 PM

Nature's Yucky!

Did you know that salmon rot while they are still alive? That turkey vultures poop on their feet? Or that honey is actually bee barf? Several wild animals of the Tillamook Forest often have icky and gross behaviors, but for good reasons. Join us for program filled with “eeewwws” and “aahhhs” as we discover that nature can be disgusting, but also beautiful.
*This description comes from the book “Natures Yucky! by Lee Ann Landstrom & Karen I. Shragg © Mt. Press Publishing Company, Missoula, MT 2003.

August 26 (Fri) 1:30 PM

Trees of the Tillamook Forest Walk

Join us on a leisurely tree walk at the Tillamook Forest Center! We will be taking an easy stroll, seeking some of the diverse tree species that comprise our Coastal Range forests. Learn the many benefits of these forest giants and some crafty ways to spot them in the woods. **Path is ADA accessible and easily trekked with strollers or wheelchairs.

August 26 (Fri) 2:30 PM

Fire Lookouts: Alone in the Strike Zone

A tall tower perched high on a mountainside is your home night and day through storm and sunshine. The firefinder, radio and field glasses your only weapons against fire. Join a naturalist to take a journey through history to discover fire lookouts, learn about the people who staffed them and find out why there aren’t any lookouts left in the Tillamook Forest.

August 27 (Sat) 11:30 AM

Fire Lookouts: Alone in the Strike Zone

A tall tower perched high on a mountainside is your home night and day through storm and sunshine. The firefinder, radio and field glasses your only weapons against fire. Join a naturalist to take a journey through history to discover fire lookouts, learn about the people who staffed them and find out why there aren’t any lookouts left in the Tillamook Forest.

August 27 (Sat) 12:30 PM

Killer Birds

Think birding is just a walk in the park? Think again – Join us at the Tillamook Forest Center to learn how some birds stab their prey with their bills, while others hover low to stalk and hunt. Learn some of the not-so-friendly features of birds and see how they have adapted their predator skills.

August 27 (Sat) 1:30 PM

Nature's Yucky!

Did you know that salmon rot while they are still alive? That turkey vultures poop on their feet? Or that honey is actually bee barf? Several wild animals of the Tillamook Forest often have icky and gross behaviors, but for good reasons. Join us for program filled with “eeewwws” and “aahhhs” as we discover that nature can be disgusting, but also beautiful.
*This description comes from the book “Natures Yucky! by Lee Ann Landstrom & Karen I. Shragg © Mt. Press Publishing Company, Missoula, MT 2003.

August 27 (Sat) 2:30 PM

Trees of the Tillamook Forest Walk

Join us on a leisurely tree walk at the Tillamook Forest Center! We will be taking an easy stroll, seeking some of the diverse tree species that comprise our Coastal Range forests. Learn the many benefits of these forest giants and some crafty ways to spot them in the woods. **Path is ADA accessible and easily trekked with strollers or wheelchairs.

August 28 (Sun) 11:30 AM

Trees of the Tillamook Forest Walk

Join us on a leisurely tree walk at the Tillamook Forest Center! We will be taking an easy stroll, seeking some of the diverse tree species that comprise our Coastal Range forests. Learn the many benefits of these forest giants and some crafty ways to spot them in the woods. **Path is ADA accessible and easily trekked with strollers or wheelchairs.

August 28 (Sun) 12:30 PM

Fire Lookouts: Alone in the Strike Zone

A tall tower perched high on a mountainside is your home night and day through storm and sunshine. The firefinder, radio and field glasses your only weapons against fire. Join a naturalist to take a journey through history to discover fire lookouts, learn about the people who staffed them and find out why there aren’t any lookouts left in the Tillamook Forest.

August 28 (Sun) 1:30 PM

Killer Birds

Think birding is just a walk in the park? Think again – Join us at the Tillamook Forest Center to learn how some birds stab their prey with their bills, while others hover low to stalk and hunt. Learn some of the not-so-friendly features of birds and see how they have adapted their predator skills.

August 28 (Sun) 2:30 PM

Nature's Yucky!

Did you know that salmon rot while they are still alive? That turkey vultures poop on their feet? Or that honey is actually bee barf? Several wild animals of the Tillamook Forest often have icky and gross behaviors, but for good reasons. Join us for program filled with “eeewwws” and “aahhhs” as we discover that nature can be disgusting, but also beautiful.
*This description comes from the book “Natures Yucky! by Lee Ann Landstrom & Karen I. Shragg © Mt. Press Publishing Company, Missoula, MT 2003.

September 2 (Fri) 11:30 AM

Woodpeckers: Drummers of the Forest

The Tillamook State Forest is home for some of North America’s largest woodpeckers. Come find out about the grand daddy of all woodpeckers and their smaller cousins. We’ll discover some interesting facts and fiction about the drummers of the forest.

September 2 (Fri) 12:30 PM

Nature's Yucky!

Did you know that salmon rot while they are still alive? That turkey vultures poop on their feet? Or that honey is actually bee barf? Several wild animals of the Tillamook Forest often have icky and gross behaviors, but for good reasons. Join us for program filled with “eeewwws” and “aahhhs” as we discover that nature can be disgusting, but also beautiful.
*This description comes from the book “Natures Yucky! by Lee Ann Landstrom & Karen I. Shragg © Mt. Press Publishing Company, Missoula, MT 2003.

September 2 (Fri) 1:30 PM

Bashful Bears

Did you know that black bears are mostly vegetarians? We often fear our bashful neighbor the bear, but join us at the Tillamook Forest Center to learn how the black bears in the Tillamook State Forest are mostly misunderstood. Come learn fascinating facts about our bear population, feel the pelt of a bear, and find out what to do if you meet one in the woods (or your backyard!).

September 2 (Fri) 2:30 PM

Salmon in Our Streams

Salmon live in the cool, clear rivers that run through the Tillamook State Forest. The Oregon Department of Forestry is working hard to make rivers, like the Wilson, friendly for native fish. Join us to learn about Coho, and other salmon species that frequent our streams and rivers. We will explore life cycles, habitat requirements, and how the ODF is managing our forests to protect salmon populations.

September 3 (Sat) 11:30 AM

Salmon in Our Streams

Salmon live in the cool, clear rivers that run through the Tillamook State Forest. The Oregon Department of Forestry is working hard to make rivers, like the Wilson, friendly for native fish. Join us to learn about Coho, and other salmon species that frequent our streams and rivers. We will explore life cycles, habitat requirements, and how the ODF is managing our forests to protect salmon populations.

September 3 (Sat) 12:30 PM

Woodpeckers: Drummers of the Forest

The Tillamook State Forest is home for some of North America’s largest woodpeckers. Come find out about the grand daddy of all woodpeckers and their smaller cousins. We’ll discover some interesting facts and fiction about the drummers of the forest.

September 3 (Sat) 1:30 PM

Nature's Yucky!

Did you know that salmon rot while they are still alive? That turkey vultures poop on their feet? Or that honey is actually bee barf? Several wild animals of the Tillamook Forest often have icky and gross behaviors, but for good reasons. Join us for program filled with “eeewwws” and “aahhhs” as we discover that nature can be disgusting, but also beautiful.
*This description comes from the book “Natures Yucky! by Lee Ann Landstrom & Karen I. Shragg © Mt. Press Publishing Company, Missoula, MT 2003.

September 3 (Sat) 2:30 PM

Bashful Bears

Did you know that black bears are mostly vegetarians? We often fear our bashful neighbor the bear, but join us at the Tillamook Forest Center to learn how the black bears in the Tillamook State Forest are mostly misunderstood. Come learn fascinating facts about our bear population, feel the pelt of a bear, and find out what to do if you meet one in the woods (or your backyard!).

September 4 (Sun) 11:30 AM

Bashful Bears

Did you know that black bears are mostly vegetarians? We often fear our bashful neighbor the bear, but join us at the Tillamook Forest Center to learn how the black bears in the Tillamook State Forest are mostly misunderstood. Come learn fascinating facts about our bear population, feel the pelt of a bear, and find out what to do if you meet one in the woods (or your backyard!).

September 4 (Sun) 12:30 PM

Salmon in Our Streams

Salmon live in the cool, clear rivers that run through the Tillamook State Forest. The Oregon Department of Forestry is working hard to make rivers, like the Wilson, friendly for native fish. Join us to learn about Coho, and other salmon species that frequent our streams and rivers. We will explore life cycles, habitat requirements, and how the ODF is managing our forests to protect salmon populations.

September 4 (Sun) 1:30 PM

Woodpeckers: Drummers of the Forest

The Tillamook State Forest is home for some of North America’s largest woodpeckers. Come find out about the grand daddy of all woodpeckers and their smaller cousins. We’ll discover some interesting facts and fiction about the drummers of the forest.

September 4 (Sun) 2:30 PM

Nature's Yucky!

Did you know that salmon rot while they are still alive? That turkey vultures poop on their feet? Or that honey is actually bee barf? Several wild animals of the Tillamook Forest often have icky and gross behaviors, but for good reasons. Join us for program filled with “eeewwws” and “aahhhs” as we discover that nature can be disgusting, but also beautiful.
*This description comes from the book “Natures Yucky! by Lee Ann Landstrom & Karen I. Shragg © Mt. Press Publishing Company, Missoula, MT 2003.

September 5 (Mon) 11:30 AM

The Pioneer’s Quilt: Story of the Smith Homestead

All our lives are a patchwork of stories, much like a quilt. Come listen to and explore the quilted story of Walter and Alice Smith, the very first homesteaders to call the Tillamook Forest & the Wilson River home. This journey back in time will take place at the Tillamook Forest Center. We hope you can join us!

September 5 (Mon) 1:30 PM

Fire Lookouts: Alone in the Strike Zone

A tall tower perched high on a mountainside is your home night and day through storm and sunshine. The firefinder, radio and field glasses your only weapons against fire. Join a naturalist to take a journey through history to discover fire lookouts, learn about the people who staffed them and find out why there aren’t any lookouts left in the Tillamook Forest.

October 16 (Sun) 11:00 AM

Mysterious Mushrooms of the Tillamook State Forest

Save the Date! More details coming soon.