The Evergreen Foundation is a non-profit forestry research and educational organization (EIN: 94-3112976). We were incorporated in Oregon in 1990 under Internal Revenue Service 501 (c)(3) guidelines which govern the conduct of all non-profits incorporated for religious, scientific, educational and charitable purposes.

Our Vision:

Evergreen seeks to be a valuable public education resource that advances the pursuit of healthy, productive, resilient forests. We give voice to the consistent forest practices, and forest policies that leave a legacy of growth for generations to come.

Our Mission:

Our mission is to advance public understanding and support for science-based forestry and forest policy by providing clear and concise facts and commentary. We endorse long term, active forest management for healthy forests and productive communities. Our approach is to engage opinion leaders, decision-makers, community leaders, and community members in the discussion and support of healthy, productive, resilient forests.

To this end we operate our website and publish Evergreen Magazine, a periodic journal with a 30+ year history of advocating science-based forest policy. We work to keep our members, students, elected officials, grass roots groups and the media abreast of issues and events that are impacting forestry, forest communities, and the forest products industry.

Evergreen works with a variety of partners to create communication and stewardship campaigns that connect, educate, and engage the public in a dialogue about the care and future of our public and private forest lands.

The Need:

Due to of current forest policies, practices, and historical decisions – our communities and forests face unstable economic, social, and environmental conditions.

Well-managed forests foster a steady state of desirable conditions that create a legacy of opportunity for current and future generations. Active forest care and management supports healthy forests, creates jobs, reduces wildfires, and stabilizes community partnerships and conditions.

Our Values:

  • Education
  • Collaboration
  • Information
  • Motivation
  • Organization



There Was No “Sea of Old Growth”

Jim Petersen -

McLeod and Douglas recorded their observations in daily journals that describe miles of sparse prairie burned clear of most vegetation, punctuated by scattered groves of trees - mostly oak with some conifer, more so on the eastern slopes of the Coast Range. There was no "sea of old growth" – or even second growth.

I Cry for the Mountains and the Legacy Lost: The Bear Fire Part 1

Eli Shotola -

We bring you this letter by rancher Dave Daley that tells of his harrowing experience last summer when the Bear Fire struck his property and destroyed his land and cattle. We ask you read this and remember just what is at stake each day our forests go unmanaged. This letter has been split into two parts



Your tax-deductible contribution allows us to continue providing science-based forestry information with the goal of ensuring healthy forests forever.