Naneum Ridge State Forest

Replanting Our Nation’s Forests


Forest Overview

Naneum Ridge State Forest is a 71,000 acre forest oasis of the central Cascade Mountains and also home to one of the largest elk herds in the state of Washington. A brutal fire season throughout the state in 2012 heavily affected the mix of ponderosa pine, Douglasfir, and white fir trees that blanket most of the forest.

Naneum Ridge State Forest Needs Our Help

With your help, we can help replant trees on approximately 5,000 acres of state trust lands that burned in the Table Mountain Fire of 2012. The project will focus on burned habitat for the Northern Spotted Owl through the agency's Habitat Conservation Plan. A quick turnaround on planting after the fire will help get a jump on competing vegetation and invasive species as well as preventing soil and ash from eroding into the area's fish-bearing streams.


You can help repair damage to wildlife habitats. Read about our efforts in each and restore the awe-inspiring beauty of our state and national forests.