Partners and Support

We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of our partners and funders. Through their support, ONREP is able to offer high-quality curricula, materials, and professional development to educators at no cost. Contact us with your ideas on ways to support ONREP.

Primary Partners and Funders

Oregon Forest Resources Institute has been instrumental in supporting ONREP since the mid-1990s as a funder and collaborating partner on K-12 programming. Their funding makes it possible for educators to attend workshops and receive curriculum free of charge, and for substitute reimbursement for educators attending an ONREP workshop. Their materials and resources for educators are included in ONREP workshops and are available at LEARNFORESTS.org.




The Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program, located in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University, has been the institutional home of ONREP since the mid-1980s. ONREP works with OSU Extension Faculty located in communities across Oregon in providing programming for educators. 





Project Learning Tree® (PLT). ONREP is the state sponsor of PLT in Oregon, and as such is part of an international network of environmental educators. PLT provides state sponsors and the educators they serve with high-quality education curricula, materials, grants, and professional development.


PLT is a program of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc., an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to the future of our forests and promoting sustainable forest management. 


Project WILD. ONREP is the state sponsor of Project WILD in Oregon, and as such is part of an international network of environmental educators. WILD provides state sponsors and the educators they serve with high-quality education curricula, materials, and professional development.

Project WILD is administered by the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA.) AFWA represents North America’s fish and wildlife agencies to advance sound, science-based management and conservation of fish and wildlife and their habitats in the public interest.


Other support for ONREP programming: Many organizations support this work by providing continued funds, resources, and expertise.

High Desert Museum “Whatever your age or passion, the High Desert Museum has something for everyone!”

Children’s Forest of Central Oregon “Uniting our community to inspire lifelong connections to nature for all kids.”

Oregon Coast Aquarium “Our mission is to create unique and engaging experiences that connect you to the Oregon coast and inspire ocean conservation.”

Discover Your Forest “Committed to connecting visitors and volunteers with Central Oregon’s National Forests through great visitor services, accessible interpretive programs and engaging events.”

World Forestry Center “Creating and inspiring champions of sustainable forestry”

Tillamook Forest Center (Oregon Department of Forestry) “The Tillamook Forest Center is a special place to develop a deeper connection with Oregon’s forests through experience and exploration.”

The Oregon Zoo “The Oregon Zoo inspires the community to respect animals and take action on behalf of the natural world.”

Oregon Environmental Literacy Program “Creating thoughtful connections with the natural world through education and engagement.”

We also want to recognize the following organizations for their periodic support of special ONREP projects:

Gray Family Foundation “Providing grants to Oregon teachers and organizations that get kids learning outside.”

Bureau of Land Management “The Bureau of Land Management's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.”

American Forest Foundation “The American Forest Foundation ensures the sustainability of America’s family forests for present and future generations in conjunction with our strategic partners.”

Kelley Family Foundation “Enhancing the public good through education and by providing individuals and communities with tools for self-improvement.”