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

Our quarterly newsletters are filled with interesting and timely information.  The 2022 Summer Newsletter has updates on recreational improvements in Region 6, memorable friendships and relationships of Old Smokeys, a welcome to seven new members, frontline and personal reflections from Kimberly Bown and Michael Havey,  your opportunity to vote for our next president-elect, 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

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Monthly lunches at the Old Spaghetti Factor to resume in September 2022

We will once again be meeting the last Friday of each month at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Portland.  For more information click here.

The Summer Picnic was a huge success, with over 70 members attending.  If you have pictures you would like to share, please send them to

2022 Summer Newsletter

The Summer Newsletter is due to be mailed out/posted the middle of August.  The cutoff date for submitting article for the Fall Newsletter will be posted here in September.

Grant Proposals for 2023
are now being accepted.
See grants awarded for 2022 
and previous years.

For more information
Contact Kurt Wiedenmann

See What's New With the 

National Assoc of
Forest Service Retirees

Want more info?
Contact Becki Heath 
Old Smokeys NAFSR Representative

Old Smokeys Hats
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or by contacting
Bob Williams

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