Supporting the Malheur Field Station

The Malheur Field Station (MFS) is operated as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational and research center.  We serve colleges and universities, grade k-12 school groups, organizations (including scout groups), families, and individuals. Our educational programs include Naturalist Services, flexible and fixed-date Workshops, short courses, and Road Scholar adventures (please visit our Programs section for more information).

There are three main ways that we gratefully receive Support: Monetary contributions (Membership, Appeals & general contributions), Volunteerism, and Material Donations.

Please consider the following methods to lend us your support.


If you would like to consider becoming a member (Friend of the Malheur Field Station), or wish to renew your membership, please download our MFS 2017 Membership.pdf  (please use this form for 2018 we are in the process of updating)

We are appreciative of your choice in any of our six annual membership levels. Gift Memberships are most welcomed. Membership benefits include the following:

    • A 10% Discount on MFS Workshops


    • A 10% Discount in our MFS Bookshop


    • Advanced Booking Privilege


    • Invitation to our Annual Members Meeting and Supporter Day Weekend Events


    • MFS News Updates & MFS Newsletters via Email


  • Knowledge that you are supporting the Educational mission of the Malheur Field Station

Thank You!




We are appreciative of contributions to MFS.  We would gladly receive your designated or general contribution at any time during the year.  Your gift to MFS is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.  We do not give or sell contributor information to third parties.

Contributions may be sent by check via mail or by calling the office with your with credit card information.  A donation button has been added on our home page.  Thank you.


Volunteers are very important to us!  The Malheur Field Station has a long-standing volunteer program in place.  If you are interested in this type of support, please print out and fill in our MFS Volunteer Form.pdf. Volunteers can play an important part in our day-to-day operations, one-of-a-kind projects, or off-site planned events.  We try to thoughtfully match the talents and interest of our volunteers with rewarding projects that fill our greatest needs.  We also highly value returning volunteers!  Please contact us with any further questions. Thanks for your interest!


The Malheur Field Station accepts relevant material donations that are clean, functional and in good condition.  Needed material donations of furniture, large appliances, or working equipment will be gladly put to use.  We are always interested in improving our facilities for our guests by means of ‘greener’ and more economical methods. Please contact MFS if you have specific items that you would like to donate.  Also please indicate if transportation to MFS is available or if a pick-up of the item would be necessary. Thank you for thinking of MFS.