FOREST UPDATE: Forest Condition Update & Canceled Volunteer Work on Saturday

The recent  ice storm has brought down many trees and branches across the Willamette Valley, and the McDonald-Dunn Forest is anticipated to have similar conditions.  With the presence of ice, snow and downed trees we are asking visitors to use extreme caution when visiting the forest. We encourage you to check our Forest Updates page on our website before visiting to get updates on road and trail conditions. 

We ask for everyone’s patience as we assess the road and trail conditions. Our priority is to open roads to facilitate emergency egress if needed and then we will be shifting our focus to opening up trails.  You can help be our eyes and ears by utilizing our Roads and Trail Issue Reporting Form to report downed trees across roads and trails. 


Due to this week’s Ice Storm event, we are cancelling this Saturdays Trail Workday (1/20/24).  We are anticipating that there is a fair amount of work to get completed prior to being able to host a Trail Workday.  Our plan is to assess roads and trails over the next couple of weeks and prioritize work for safety and emergency egress if needed.  Thank you for your patience and we will see you next month.