The Jacksonville Woodlands Association is caring for the special places that have been saved by the citizens of Jacksonville so that all may experience our city's gold rush heritage.

In 1989, alarmed by the prospect of development destroying the scenic wooded hillsides surrounding their National Historic Landmark City, the citizens of Jacksonville, Oregon rallied to form the non-profit Jacksonville Woodlands Association. Since then the Woodlands Association has preserved 22 parcels of forested open space (320 acres) and has constructed 18 miles of connecting interpretive and recreational trails surrounding 70% of the town's historic district. The Association's preservation efforts have attracted national attention and has set the standard for community land preservation in Oregon.  Maps of Jacksonville’s extensive trail system are available at the city’s information center, various trail heads or by contacting the JWA at:  Info@jvwoodlands.org    or by mailing a request to: JWA, P.O. Box 1210, Jacksonville, Oregon.JWA is a non-profit 501c3 organization; donations are tax deductible.



  New Shelter Almost Complete

The roof is up on the new shelter at the Beekman Arboretum. Thank you for funding from the City of Jacksonville, Jacksonville Woodlands Association and Jacksonville Boosters!There will be several work days ahead in the spring to continue landscaping and sprucing up for the Boosters Home Tour May 5 and 6. We will keep you posted on dates. The February date may depend on good weather, after that we plan for March 24, April 14 and several additional small group dates.

Thank you all for the improvements that have been made so far. We will have a celebration in the spring!

Kandee and Becka

Contact Kandee McClain at mnkmcclain@gmail.com or Becka Kem at beckakem@gmail.com if you’re interested in helping out.

Winter Trails

  Looking for a great place to stretch your legs on a winter's day? Jacksonville Woodlands' trails are usually snow-free and offer great winter hikes.
Whether the fog is settling in the hills, or the low winter sun is slanting down through the trees, a walk in the woods can be a peaceful experience. Listen for spotted towhees as they call from a shrub or flit across the trail. Watch for acorn woodpeckers flying near the tree tops.
Be aware that some areas never get touched by the winter sun, so they may be wet even on dry days. Make sure you're wearing footwear that can get muddy!
Also, if trails become very muddy they are easily damaged, especially by bicycles. Please avoid riding bikes through deep mud.