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.

Turtle Trot 2021

The Turtle Trot is back!

The Crest will be hosting our 2nd annual Turtle Trot fundraiser 5k trail race starting September 22nd on the Autumnal equinox and finishing October 31st on Halloween. Funds will support outdoor education programs, classes and field trips for students from surrounding school districts. 

September 22 – October 31, 2021
6am – 8pm daily
5k Trail Race • Prizes for winners in 5 categories • T-shirts • Raffle for great prizes!

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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Join Our Team

The Crest Youth Outdoor Education Program

The Crest is Growing!
Are you passionate about environmental education and community service? The Crest currently has open positions for Executive Director and Education and Volunteer Program Lead

Explore Willow-Witt Ranch from home!

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!

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 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.

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Turtle Trot 2021

From September 22 – October 31, 2021 you can come join our 2nd Annual 5k trail adventure race, Turtle Trot 2021, a fundrai…

A Successful Summer

This month The Crest wrapped up its summer programs, reflecting on what we have learned, and looking towards Outdoor Schoo…


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