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.

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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Celebrate The Crest this Giving Tuesday!

Giving Tuesday is a day centered around generosity, advocacy, and supporting causes and organizations that you believe in.

For Giving Tuesday this year, The Crest is hoping to raise $10,000 to sustain momentum in this time of growth.

How will we put these funds to use? We’ll cycle these gifts back into our community by…

  • Growing our summer camp scholarship fund
  • Keeping summer camp accessible by providing transportation 
  • Connecting people to nature through environmental education 
  • Coordinating forest and wetland restoration projects
  • Providing students and campers with nutritious, farm fresh produce

Help us continue to offer meaningful and accessible programs by supporting The Crest on Tuesday, November 30th!


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 an open position for Executive Director.

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.

The latest news…

Exciting Fall Updates at The Crest

As we’ve been transitioning into fall we’ve seen some exciting developments coming into play here at The Crest.

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…


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