Friends of the Central Cascades Wilderness is a non-profit founded in 2014. We help steward the Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, Three Sisters, Diamond Peak, and Mt. Thielsen Wilderness Areas. We seek to promote public awareness of wilderness and wild lands and build a local constituency which recognizes the importance of and supports wilderness stewardship practices. Our primary activity is boots on the ground stewardship work in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service to maintain and improve wilderness character.

You can help by becoming a sponsor with a small or a generous donation, or by becoming a volunteer.

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Learn about upcoming volunteer events, meetings and elections to our Board of Directors. Email us at with "FCCW Mailing List" in the subject line, with your name and email address. We will acknowledge receipt of your email with a friendly welcome letter.

Volunteers are always welcome.

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A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.

—The Wilderness Act of 1964

Jefferson, Washington, Three Sisters, Diamond, Thielsen