At the heart of the Emerald City in the Evergreen State, a movement is taking root



Habitat for wildlife. Livelihoods for people. Climate solutions for all.

When forests and green spaces thrive, so do animals and people

That’s why communities here and around the world are uniting through Woodland Park Zoo’s Forests for All initiative. Together, we will protect, restore and sustain the local and global forests connected to our everyday lives in ways big and small.






Welcome to the Forest Trailhead

New Exhibit Coming in 2026

What do Papua New Guinea’s Matschie’s tree kangaroos and Nepal’s red pandas have in common?

They are the faces of forests where conservation has become a community movement. Discover innovative solutions global communities are bringing to wildlife conservation and climate action—and how you can boost their impact from home, at school, in the office, during a zoo visit, and at the polls.

Get a first look at new exhibit plans



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Vice President of Development, at or 206-548-2624. Thank you!



Target year set by global leaders, including U.S., by which to end deforestation.

1/3 of immediate climate action needed can be achieved by preserving forests and nature.

Source: COP26 climate summit global commitment and Wildlife Conservation Society




Spotlight: Papua New Guinea

Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program

When the YUS Community of Papua New Guinea pledged 180,000 acres of their own land to create their nation’s first protected Conservation Area, they showed the world how a community can assure a future for animals and people together.

What will it take to sustain it?

Celebrate 25 years of community transformation with Woodland Park Zoo’s Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program


About the Campaign


The Forest Trailhead exhibit is the final, capital anchor of Woodland Park Zoo’s 7-year, $110 million comprehensive fundraising campaign. More than $70 million has already been given since 2018 by nearly 100,000 donors. To date, campaign gifts have resulted in significant successful programmatic and capital initiatives, including the transformed Living Northwest Trail, increased sustainability, enhanced animal wellness programs, and expanded access and inclusion programs for community, guests, interns and volunteers. New endowed funds for animal care and welfare, Living Northwest conservation, and zoo accessibility have also been established through the Forests for All campaign.

Our Mission

Woodland Park Zoo saves wildlife and inspires everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives.

Land Acknowledgment

Woodland Park Zoo recognizes that these are the lands of the Tribal signatories of the Treaty of Point Elliott. We acknowledge their stewardship of this place continues to this day and that it is our responsibility to join them to restore the relationship with the living world around us.

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