REGION SERVED: Southern Oregon

City: Medford

Led by: Latino/Latina


The mission of the Northwest Forest Worker Center (NFWC) is to promote forest stewardship that is respectful of all forest workers and harvesters and the land. The majority of people in the woods were and still are an invisible workforce of ecosystem restoration workers and harvesters of non-timber forest products. These workers and harvesters come from many different cultural backgrounds, yet are all impacted by an economic system that sees labor and natural resources simple as inputs to capital. The NFWC has thus focused on community organizing to build a more sustainable and just society from the grassroots up.