Friends of the Forest

Dedicated to the preservation of the Anacortes Community Forest Lands through education, outreach & stewardship


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South Mt. Erie (Udd Property) Capital Campaign

We have a rare opportunity to add 20 acres on south Mt. Erie with high recreational and conservation value to the ACFL. The Friends of Forest are partnering with the City on this capital campaign.  Click here for more information and a map of the area.


Join our next Hike:

Little Cranberry Lake
Saturday, April 26th
10am until noon

We’ll start the spring wildflower season with a hike all the way around Little Cranberry Lake. The trail is rugged in places as it hugs the shore. Rocky meadows will be awash in wildflower color, while native berry shrubs will be loaded with fertile bloom and the buzz of friendly bumblebees. Explore some of the richest habitat in our forest. This is the place where deep forest, swamp, rocky meadow, lake, and bog islands converge. Take Georgia south off of Oakes and follow to the gravel road that leads to the Little Cranberry Lake parking lot.

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About the Friends

The Friends of the Forest is a non-profit citizens organization dedicated to the preservation of the ACFL through education, outreach, and stewardship. We first formed in 1986 to "preserve, protect, and enjoy" our community forest. Our group was instrumental in the successful effort to halt revenue logging in the ACFL, and essential to the creation and promotion of a system to provide long term legal preservation of the forest.  We welcome all who share in our mission.



 The ACFL: We've protected it now let's take care of it!