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 Fall Newsletter learn about implementing the Wildfire Crisis Strategy in R6 and how it looks on the ground, meet the 2023 Old Smokey scholarship recipients, welcome four new Old Smokeys, read frontline and personal reflections from Karen Shimamoto  and Kurt Wiedenmann, learn about changes to the newsletter, 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


The next Old Smokeys luncheon will be December 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       December 27, 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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