Migrating to a New Facebook Page

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For a variety of reasons, we’re migrating our old Facebook page to a new location. Please visit us on Facebook at The Herland Forest Natural Burial Cemetery to follow along with the evolution of the Herland Forest.

Burial in the Snow

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Herland Forest, our natural burial park, is a very private place, well away from the nearest paved road and all the traffic that implies. For most of the year, we see that as a very good thing, but that degree … Continued

2 Hearts 2 Gether 4 Ever

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When the Franks contacted us, they asked the intriguing question of whether it would be possible for them to be buried shoulder to shoulder?  The sentiment was something we understood and appreciated, and since Herland Forest does not use concrete … Continued

Chris’ Chestnut

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From Chris’ memorial card: Christopher R. Heitner, 46, of Spokane, WA, passed away in his home on Oct. 6, 2018 of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Chris was born in North Dakota in 1972. He went to Lewis & Clark H.S. … Continued

Margaret’s Choice

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When someone decides that they want to become a Guardian of the Herland Forest, usually the next step is for them to spend time on the land and find a spot that feels right for them. Some prefer the burial … Continued

Emma’s Cherry Tree

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Usually, the first step in the interment of ashes from a cremation (often referred to as “cremains”) in the Herland Forest involves the loved one selecting a location that speaks to them. Then a hole is dug and a biodegradable … Continued

“Tuck” Hatfield Remembered

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The Herland Forest is beautiful in May. It’s situated on the divide between the wetland forests of the western Cascades and the dryland forest that stretches away to the east. One result is that a steadily changing progression of wildflowers … Continued

Herland’s first burial

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It is with both sadness and hope that we write report that the burial of Herland’s first Guardian, Marilynn Burke of Portland Oregon took place on March 25th. Marilynn was a special individual. As an avid birder, she was enthusiastic … Continued