Eagle Creek springs clear and cold in the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness on the Mount Hood National Forest. It flows through a rugged and remote canyon to meet its main tributary, the North Fork, at Eagle Fern Park in Clackamas County, Oregon. When developers identified the neighboring forest for residential development, the community turned to The Trust for Public Land to protect critical habitat and expand public access to Eagle Creek and the adjacent park’s network of beloved trails. This 317-acre forest now belongs to the community. Local community members will play a critical role in managing Eagle Creek Community Forest alongside the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District. Together, community members and local conservation experts will protect Eagle Creek for generations to come.