Timeline of Progress

Project history

Experience the Arch Cape Forest on the field tour June 22 at 12:30pm. Meet at the fire station located at 79729 US-101. The tour will last about 2 hours. Water and snacks will be provided. This is a driving tour with a few short walks.

Please RSVP for this event to archcapeforest@gmail.com. 

Field tour of the Arch Cape Forest. This was an opportunity for interested parties to see the forest, learn about past and upcoming projects, and ask questions. 

Volunteer Scotch broom control work party. We cut Scotch broom along roadsides and in young plantations to prevent the spread of this noxious weed.

Forest Legacy Grant sent to the national review level. This is the second attempt.

First public informational meeting was held on Nov. 3.

Explored options to meet fundraising goals.

The Federal Forest Legacy Program Coordinator and members of the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) tour the proposed acquisition and are presented with NCLC and Arch Cape Domestic Water Supply District's plans.

Stakeholder engagement grant funding is acquired through OWEB for hiring of a Project Outreach Coordinator. Mary Olson is hired as the outreach coordinator for the Arch Cape Project.

Forest Legacy project presented to the ODF stewardship committee (second attempt). 

The District budgets $55,000 for a timber inventory/appraisal of the property.

The Arch Cape Watershed is featured in a tour of the Northwest Community Forest Forum.

Forest Legacy grant application submitted to ODF (second attempt).

The archcapeforest.org website is developed for public engagement. 

The Water District receives a grant (Clean Water Act Section 319 Nonpoint Source Implementation Grants) from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality for planning activities.

The Water District partners with Schwabe Law for initial pro-bono legal services related to the project.

The Meyer Memorial Trust awards a coalition of nonprofit organizations a two-year grant to engage with coastal forestry, drinking water, and community outreach. The group includes Sustainable Northwest, Ecotrust Forest Management, the Pinchot Institute, Rockaway Beach Citizens for Watershed Protection, and the Oregon Coast Community Forest Association.

Forest Legacy application was sent to the national review round (first attempt).

Visioning exercise and development of a mission statement and public engagement strategy begins.

Forest Legacy grant is presented to the Oregon Dept. of Forestry's stewardship committee for the first time.

Project leaders take an informational tour of Astoria's Bear Creek watershed.

The District partners with Sustainable Northwest to provide technical assistance and support for the project.

Forest Legacy application with NCLC is submitted to Oregon Dept. of Forestry for review (first attempt).

The District partnered with North Coast Land Conservancy (NCLC), which is working to acquire the upper portion of the watershed.

The District began discussing the possibility of a community forest.

Board approved a logo for the Arch Cape Forest.

Timber inventory of the entire property is completed.

Ecotrust Forest Management purchased the property from Stimson Lumber.

2019 Planned activities

Pursue fundraising opportunities to make up the difference between the Forest Legacy Grant amount and the purchase price

Ecotrust Forest Management purchased the property from Stimson Lumber.

Presentation on the acquisition plan.

Arch Cape Domestic

Water Supply District

32065 east shingle mill lane

Arch Cape, OR 97102


Tel: (503) 436-2790