Welcome to the Jacksonville Woodlands Association

The Jacksonville Woodlands Association is caring for the special places that have been saved by the citizens of Jacksonville so that all may experience our city's gold rush heritage.

In 1989, alarmed by the prospect of development destroying the scenic wooded hillsides surrounding their National Historic Landmark City, the citizens of Jacksonville, Oregon rallied to form the non-profit Jacksonville Woodlands Association. Since then the Woodlands Association has preserved 22 parcels of forested open space (320 acres) and has constructed 18 miles of connecting interpretive and recreational trails surrounding 70% of the town's historic district. The Association's preservation efforts have attracted national attention and has set the standard for community land preservation in Oregon.  Maps of Jacksonville’s extensive trail system are available at the city’s information center, various trail heads or by contacting the JWA at: Info@jvwoodlands.org   or by mailing a request to: JWA, P.O. Box 1210, Jacksonville, Oregon.



 A big THANK YOU to all those that helped with the CC Beekman Arboretum Clean Up Day. With a few tools and many helping hands we were able give the Beekman Arboretum a fresh look, ready for growth and visitors. More work will be done this spring, but for now we will let the plants settle in, and visitors enjoy .

                                    Fall Transition    




Autumn brings the crunch of fallen leaves as we walk along the trails. With too little snow in the mountains for skiing but frequently too much for pleasant hiking, the lower-elevation trails of the Jacksonville Woodlands offer that touch of nature that we all need. 
Be on the lookout for turkeys and deer (probably even more common on the streets as you head into or out of the trails!).
  You might hear or see squirrels going about their autumn work of gathering food. Steller’s jays call raucously from the trees, and spotted towhees and juncos rustle in the underbrush. 
This is a time of transition in the Rogue Valley, so it’s difficult to predict the weather and trail conditions on any given day. As always, please use judgement when trails are wet and muddy. Also, be aware of poison oak – autumn winds have stripped away most of the tell-tale bright red leaves. However, even the bare branches and stems will cause reactions if touched by someone sensitive to it. The best defense is to stay on the trails, and keep pets on a leash.






(Please note: no photographs on this site may be copied without permission from the photographer or JWA.)