More Pacific Crest Trail Conserved - Pacific Forest Trust

Summer 2017 ForestLife

More Pacific Crest Trail Conserved

Over 300 acres of MountCrest Working Forest will become
a permanent part of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

A hiker and his dog on the Pacific Crest Trail

A beautiful stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail in Oregon has been preserved forever, thanks to the Parsons family and the Pacific Forest Trust. Under an agreement worked out by the Pacific Forest Trust, over 300 acres of the family-owned Mountcrest Working Forest, including a mile-long segment of the famous PCT, has been transferred to the Bureau of Land Management to become a permanent part of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. This property was within the original Monument boundaries.

The Parsons have owned the approximately 2,100-acre Mountcrest property just south of Ashland, Oregon, for nearly a century. Pacific Forest Trust is working with the family on an easement to conserve the remaining 1,800 acres as a working forest, honoring the family’s legacy and providing both ecological and economic benefits far into the future.

Read more about our work with the MountCrest Working Forest.