Alder Creek Community Forest (ACCF) is a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit founded in 2002. We offer K-12 and lifelong learning, and teacher professional development, on our 80 acre forest and throughout Douglas County.
ACCF operates on the Proctor Memorial Forest (PMF), located one mile west of Canyonville, Oregon. Robert and Virginia Proctor of Canyonville, Oregon were active in community and educational service in southern Douglas County for over fifty years. When Bob and Ginny passed away, their children devoted the land they inherited to carry on their parents’ spirit of serving educational and community needs.
ACCF has developed PMF to serve as an outdoor learning site, including an open-air educational pavilion and 3.5 miles of signed trails. In addition to its learning site, ACCF collaborates with organizations including the Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub for outreach to teachers and students in Douglas County, the Center for Geography Education in Oregon (C-GEO) for educational outreach across Oregon, and the GLOBE K-12 field science initiative to build connections around the world.