Recommended Green Burial Options

Herland Forest is a community-based, not-for-profit natural burial cemetery and stewardship forest in south-central Washington, a little over a hundred miles from our funeral home in Aloha, OR.

As an outgrowth of the Windward Community’s Sustainability Education and Research Center, Herland Forest is dedicated to learning, teaching and presenting wholesome alternatives to today’s commercial, industrial burial practices.

The Mission of Herland Forest is to:
  • provide meaningful and affordable burial alternatives to people in the Pacific Northwest;
  • better understand the forest through ongoing ecological research;
  • use our knowledge to protect and enhance the vitality and productivity of our forest ecosystem;
  • and utlilize natural burial for conservation, devoting funds to acquire and steward additional lands.

To learn more about our Herland Forest and Windward please visit, call President and Trustee, Walt Patrick, at (509) 630-6848, or e-mail at

Address: 55 Windward Lane, Wahkiacus, WA 98670