We are The Crest on the 445 acre Willow-Witt Ranch, a complex ecosystem at the crest of three watersheds at 5000’ in the Cascade-Siskiyou Monument in the western Cascades of Oregon.
Since 1985, Suzanne Willow and Lanita Witt have been stewards of the unique world that is Willow-Witt Ranch. To ensure that their legacy of conservation and restoration will continue, they founded the non-profit organization The Crest.
The mission of The Crest is to cultivate the integral connection between people and nature. We learn from nature the interdependence of humans and the air, soil, food, forest, and water upon which we all depend and the earth to which we all return.
We are a small but dedicated team at The Crest. Suzanne heads up the organization and the farm workers at Willow-Witt Ranch assist with all the preparation, the tours, and behind-the- scenes work. Without them, we would not be able to do all that we are doing.