Organization

Alder Creek Community Forest (ACCF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located one mile west of Canyonville in southern Douglas County, Oregon. It resides on a 78-acre forested site owned by Jim Proctor and dedicated to community and educational use, with an open-air pavilion and camping area, a caretaker’s dwelling, and over 3.5 miles of signed trails maintained by ACCF. You may view and download a map of the site, and feel free to contact ACCF for further information.

ACCF is supported in part by the generosity of its members, Friends of ACCF. The current Board of Directors is below.

Larry Ames
Larry is a retired computer scientist and lover of animals and the outdoors. He has worked as a college professor and chief architect for a Fortune 100 company. He is a board member of several groups in the local community and actively promotes opportunities for our kids to grow and learn about nature and science.  Larry volunteers his time at Alder Creek to do just about whatever needs to be done.
David Parker
David Parker is a 35-year resident of Douglas County. He bought his 100 acres near Dillard after participating in the construction of Mt. Grove Center near Glendale in the early 70’s and refusing to participate in the Vietnam conflict. Presently he is the forest manager and one of the trustees of Mt. Grove, a non-profit educational center focused on environmental education. In 1995, at the request of Virginia Proctor, david built an all-native plant garden in memory of Bob Proctor at the Canyonville Historical Society museum. The relationship continued with Virginia as a forest manager. Getting on the board of ACCF is a continuation of David’s interest in forestry and education.
Jim Proctor
Jim Proctor was born and raised in Canyonville, where he was active in Boy Scouts, the local Methodist Church, and school music and sports. After graduating from the University of Oregon, Jim served in the Peace Corps in Africa for four years, then returned for advanced studies in engineering, environmental science, and geography. Jim taught environmental geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara from 1992 to 2005, then moved to Lewis & Clark College in Portland, where he serves as Professor in the Environmental Studies Program.
Phil Rich, Secretary
Phil Rich is a retired educator, having taught junior high for 28 years up through 2001. He was raised in Arizona, received a B.S. in education in 1971 and a M.S. in guidance counseling psychology in 1976. Phil’s most recent teaching position was with the South Umpqua School District in southern Douglas County.