Part of the Alder Creek Community Forest mission is to
address challenges in sustaining forests, watersheds, and communities.
The forests, watersheds, and communities of southern Oregon are special, and face a host of opportunities as well as challenges and conflicts. We intend to address key educational needs of the region in this context, as a resource for lifelong learning.
Explore Our Research
To meet this mission, we not only education students and teachers here at the Alder Creek Community Forest, we share our research here on our website and with other research organizations.
Take a walk through the forest with us.
Walk through a virtual tour of ACCF exploring Alder creek, the forests, and meadows. 360° panoramas take you on a treasure hunt of unique spots around the forest and teach you a little about the area.
Explore the points of interest and puzzles found on our interpretive trail signs throughout the forest.
Map resources for Alder Creek Community Forest, Alder-Jordan Watershed, Douglas County, and the world!
Check out the current weather at Alder Creek Community Forest from our very own weather station! Awarded a gold star for reliability from Weather Underground.
We model professional research for our students by using consistent data protocols. Includes GLOBE, Landsat plots, and other protocols.
Our observations are available for use by scientists around the world through the iNaturalist citizen science project. We have specific projects for ACCF wildlife and fungi.
Alder Creek Community Forest resources shared with the Oregon Education Network. STEAM institute handouts, Landsat activities, protocols, and more.
Our Place on Earth is ACCF’s geography curriculum. This slideshow about the curriculum was presented at Center for Geography Education in Oregon GeoFest in March 2017.