The Crest at WIllow Wit building the connection between people and nature


Things to know when planning a visit to Willow-Witt Ranch for camp, a hike, or to visit the Farm Store: All visitors and staff must wear masks in common areas, and keep 6′ physical distance. Visitors may enter the barns or pens to pet goats and chickens. When shopping, please tell a staff person what you would like and we will assist you or self serve if no one is available.  Hand sanitizer is conveniently located…please use it. Learn more about visiting.

Explore Willow-Witt Ranch from home!

Join Education Coordinator Laurel 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!

Cultivating the connection between people and nature

The Crest at Willow-Witt 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.

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Citizen science with The Crest

iNaturalist project for Willow-Witt Ranch plant or animal observations

Join us in characterizing the ecology of Willow-Witt Ranch with iNaturalist. While in-person programming might be on hold, you can visit the Ranch anytime for a solo or small group hike. Post any plant or animal observations on the iNaturalist App and it will be added to our new project: Willow-Witt Ranch Observations

Check out the amazing birds and native plants that have been spotted here already and contribute your own discoveries. Through iNaturalist, The Crest and its community is contributing to research-grade citizen science efforts across the country – and the world! 

We might be separated physically these days, but we can still collaborate and engage with nature in meaningful ways, together.

Take pictures of your observations and add them later if you don’t have phone service. Download iNaturalist wherever you get your apps.

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Youth programs


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.


Events & activities

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!


About the land

We acknowledge that the Athapaskan, Shasta, and Takelma 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.

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