Pacific Northwest Forest Service Association (PNWFSA)

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The Pacific Northwest Forest Service Assoc. had its origins in 1945

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

We're a 501(c)(3) organization with over 800 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 focus of the Winter Newsletter is water.  Learn about managing roads and water in Region 6 and the the Northwest Water Initiative,  Old Smokeys recall their most memorable water experiences,  welcome 17 new Old Smokeys, read frontline and personal reflections from Daina Bambe and Mike Ash, the 2024 financial outlook for     our organization, 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 are a current or retired Forest Service employee with a Pacific Northwest connection, please consider joining us.  Membership is complimentary for the first        year for new applicants.

Upcoming events


The next Old Smokeys luncheon will be May 31, 2024.  

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 May 29, 2024.

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

See grants awarded for 2022  
and previous years.

For more information click here.

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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