Gifford Pinchot Task Force

Mission Statement

We protect and sustain forests, streams, wildlife, and communities in the heart of the Cascades through conservation, education, and advocacy.

Values and Guiding Principles

  • We value thriving biological diversity, which supports the high quality of life in the Pacific Northwest. It is embodied by abundant native fish and wildlife populations, fully functioning forest ecosystems, clean water, and inspiring outdoor experiences.
  • We support applying the best available science to managing forests and watersheds. We work toward a forest ecosystem that is sustainable and resilient to the effects of climate change.
  • We believe in connecting people to nature by engaging them in conservation science and policymaking, and introducing them to the unique and beautiful places of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
  • Collaboration with local community members, government, and others is our preferred approach to addressing conservation issues.
  • We have a responsibility to use the financial resources entrusted to us efficiently and carefully as we work to protect our natural resources.