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A 501(c)(3) Charitable Foundation - Tax ID 41-2127526

The Pacific Forest Foundation (PFF) is the non-profit education arm of the Pacific Logging Congress. Our scholarship program is offered to students who are studying in forestry related areas. To be eligible, students must reside in any of the western states (CA, WA, OR, ID, AL, AZ, NV, UT, WY, MT and CO), British Columbia or New Zealand. PFF will accept applications starting in January of each year. The applications must be received in the PFF office no later than May 1st of same year.


Fill out the online application HERE.


The PFF plans to awards 5 to 10 scholarships annually; scholarships range from $1,000 to $3,000 each. The scholarship is available to help supplement costs of tuition and books. The scholarship will be sent directly to the recipient's school and deposited into the student's account. If a recipient does not attend college for the year scholarship is awarded, the total amount of the scholarship will be returned to the Pacific Forest Foundation


The applications are reviewed by the PFF scholarship committee, with the final confirmation of recipients made at the PFF Summer Board Meeting (July). Recipients will be notified by mail after that date.

Applicants must be studying in the following areas in order to apply for the PFF scholarship:

  • Forest Engineering

  • Forest Management

  • Forest Operations Management

  • Heavy Equipment Maintenance and Welding

  • Resource Management

  • Diesel Mechanic

  • Other forest /timber industry related areas of study


The Pacific Logging Congress mission is to fulfill the need to provide sound technical education about the forest industry. Founded in 1909 the Pacific Logging Congress has sought to educate politicians, educators, their students and the general public about the need for sound responsible forestry to supply global needs for wood fiber. The Pacific Logging Congress is "The Unified Voice of the Western Logging Industry".


Each calendar year, as the budget allows, the Pacific Logging Congress makes available funds for awarding grants to organizations involved in projects that promote a positive public image for the forest products industry. Requests are evaluated on the basis of the impact toward enhancing the public's knowledge of the good forest management practices being used by the industry.


Requests will be received all year round. The Executive Committee will review the applications and determine which grants will be funded for the year.

The following Assessment Priorities will be used in evaluating funding:

  1. Program or Project is designed for use within the Pacific Logging Congress membership area

  2. Communicates environmental benefits of forestry and the use of forest products

  3. Communicates importance of balance between a need for forest products and protecting the environment

  4. Has a clear component for measuring success

  5. Is non-duplicative of other programs in the region

  6. Reaches a wide audience

  7. Most effective use of Pacific Logging Congress funds


Grant Funding Requests must include all of the following information:

  1. Name, address, phone #, fax #, email address and Contact person of Organization

  2. Total Cost of Project

  3. Amount requested from PLC

  4. Who will fund remainder

  5. How will PLC funds be used

  6. Description of Program/Project

  7. Date proposed project begins and ends

  8. Goals

  9. Objectives

  10. General message of program

  11. Target audience (size, location, age group)

  12. How will you measure the success of the program

  13. Additional material may be attached if desired


Pacific Forest Foundation

Attn: Grant Program

Mailing Address: PO Box 26, Eatonville, WA 98328


Toll-Free 1-(866)-360-2655

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