ODF release – Tillamook State Forest, Ore. – The Tillamook Forest Center (TFC) celebrated its first summer open to the public after a three-year closure. Activities this summer included a fish release at Cedar Creek, hosting the Timber Culture traveling multicultural logging exhibit from the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center, and celebrating the Tillamook and Clatsop State Forest 50th anniversary. Additionally, more than 15,000 visitors enjoyed hands-on learning experiences in the exhibit hall and replica fire lookout tower. As fall approaches, so do the seasonal fall hours for the TFC. The center began Fall Hours following Labor Day with TFC open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. These operating hours will continue until Nov. 26, when the center will begin its annual winter closure and will re-open in March of 2024. The reduction in hours allows the newly formed team to catch up on projects from the lengthy closure. Forestry field trip registration is open for limited field trips in November and full services in the spring 2024. Planning is underway to bring back the popular Forest Fungi program on Oct. 14, 2023. Please visit the TFC website to register for field trips, or to see the calendar of events for registration details on the mushroom program.