Pacific Northwest Forest Service Association (PNWFSA)

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The Pacific Northwest Forest Service Assoc. had its origins in 1945
when the 30-Year Club was started in Portland. 

We're a 501(c)(3) organization of 840+ strong
with members spread all over the country.

We stay in contact with colleagues & friends made during our Forest Service careers.

Through grants, we help improve resources on National Forests
and provide educational opportunities about those resources... More information

When disaster hits, we help Forest Service employees
or retirees & families recover financially...
 More information

We offer scholarships to students for college or trade schools... More information

 In the Summer Newsletter learn about how Native Americans and researchers are working together, meet five new Old Smokeys, find out what is new with the forest inventory and analysis program, frontline and personal reflections from Peggy Kain and Jeff Blackwood, oddities and weirdness memories from members, and much more.

      We stay up to date on National Forest management and issues as well as Pacific Northwest Research accomplishments.

We gather for lunch the last Friday of most months at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Portland, OR, and each year at a banquet in May and a picnic in August.

See Events for more information.

If you have some connection with the Pacific Northwest
(or would like to have)
join us. 
Membership is complimentary for the first year for new applicants.

Upcoming events


Old Smokeys Field Trip to Fish Lake Historic Site

A tour of the historic site and  lunch will be provided by the Friends of Fish Lake.  The field trip is planned for Wednesday, September 27 from 11 am to 3 pm.  RSVP by September 15.  Click here to register.

The next Old Smokeys luncheon will be September 29, 2023.

Reservations are now required in order to get a good head count for the Spaghetti Factory.  You can register by contacting Debra Warren, or by clicking here.   Registration is due by  September 27, 2023.

Fall Newsletter 

Articles for the fall edition are due by October 10, 2023 

The grant proposal window for 2023 closed 12/31/2022.

See grants awarded for 2022  
and previous years.

For more information
contact Janelle Geddes

See What's New With the 

National Assoc of
Forest Service Retirees

Want more info?
Contact Becki Heath 
Old Smokeys NAFSR Representative

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