It is with great sadness that we inform of you of Dr. Lanita Witt’s death this morning with her loving wife, Suzanne, by her side. The outpouring of love from all of you yesterday will carry her safely on this last journey. She was a force of love, caring, and good in this world and will be sorely missed.
Thank you for your love and support,
The team at Willow-Witt Ranch
Read the December 24th Mail Tribune article “Remembering the full life of Dr. Lanita Witt” written by Morgan Rothborne.
2023 is here and The Crest education team is hard at work planning for a great Spring Outdoor School season!
Registration is now open for Fall Outdoor School and there’s still space for more programs in the Spring.
The Crest is an educational non-profit organization based at Willow-Witt Ranch, in the mountains of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument east of Ashland, Oregon. Through self-guided tours, public events, school programs, and summer camps, we help visitors of all ages explore their roles and responsibilities in our dynamic local ecosystems.
Support our mission of cultivating connection between people and nature by bringing your administrative skills to The Crest.
These hats are made locally and feature The Crest logo embroidered on the front. Commemorate the first two years of the Turtle Trot by purchasing a long-sleeve 2020 shirt or a short-sleeve 2021 shirt. Shirts are certified organic cotton and won’t shrink or fade! Order now and pick up at the Willow-Witt Ranch Farm Store.
We have a variety of programs for schools, community groups, and families to come and experience The Crest. Whether one night at our campground or summer day camps for school-age children, there’s plenty to explore, learn and enjoy.
Join our Education Coordinator for an interactive, fun and fact-filled journey through the forest, wetland and farm at Willow-Witt Ranch. Meet the birds, try a new recipe, learn from Beatrice (our most famous turtle) and more!
Event proceeds at Willow-Witt Ranch go to The Crest to help fund the non-profit organization and its programs. Featuring live music, farm dinners, open barn days and more. Come support a good cause and have a fun family-friendly time!
We acknowledge that the Shasta, Upland Takelma, Latgawa and Athabaskan peoples stewarded these lands for millennia. We also acknowledge the intergenerational trauma caused by their forcible removal from their ancestral lands. The people whose ancestors lived on this land are now citizens of The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians, The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, or The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde.