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

  The 2023 Winters Newsletter has an update on the Eastside Screen and the Northwest Forest Plan,  how scientists deliver information to help manage national forests in R6, frontline and personal reflections from Sally Collins and Darrell Kenops, an update from the National Museum of Forest Service History, sharing of memorable winter days by Old Smokeys and much more.  

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

We gather for lunch the last Friday of each month 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 is accepting scholarship applications until March 30,2023.

If you have submitted your application in the last month,  you need not re-apply.  For more information click here.

The next Old Smokeys luncheon will be March 31, 2023.

We will once again be meeting for lunch the last Friday of most months at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Portland.  For more information click here.

2023 Spring Newsletter

Articles for the Spring  Newsletter are due by April 7.  The spring edition is scheduled to be mailed/posted in May.  

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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