Located on 98 acres in Newberg, Oregon, Wildwood is a haven for rescued farm animals and also serves as a protected, cherished place for wildlife and nature. At Wildwood we know many native plants of Oregon are losing critical habitat needed for survival due to encroaching development, deforestation and agricultural demands. Since a large part of our sanctuary is made up of grassy meadows, woodlands, meandering streams and wetlands that contain many native plants and wildlife alike, we are committed to protecting, restoring and preserving these important areas for generations to come. Our goal is to live peacefully and in harmony with our environment and other living being whom we share this little slice of heaven with.
Wildwood has a large stand of Oregon White Oak — a valuable habitat for over 240 species of native wildlife. Thanks to a grant and expert support from the Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District, we’re completing a three-year restoration project to nurture and preserve the native plants and trees on Wildwood’s property. This involves clearing non-native plants, reintroducing natives, and tending to some of the natural elements of thriving habitats. These elements include nursery logs, which simply are downed trees
left on the forest floor where they play a vital role as host to animals, insects, and plants.
Every day, we experience small and great gifts from nature:
All life is valued and precious here. As the expression goes: “Kill nothing but time.” We feel honored to share this space with so much magnificence who call our sanctuary their home. And this extraordinarily abundant ecosystem is the force behind our sanctuary name: “Wildwood.”
Come explore the nature at Wildwood Farm Sanctuary by attending one of our guided tours through Wildwood’s trails and natural areas. We’ll be exploring our forest and grasslands, looking for early native wildflowers, plant life, and other wildlife that call our sanctuary home. Learn more about the history of our farm/sanctuary and what we’re doing to preserve this special piece of heaven that so many animals and plant species call home. This is a moderate hike with some elevation gain, sturdy shoes or boots are recommended, expect muddy and possibly slippery trails.