Forest activists will gather in Ashland, Ore., Jan. 13-16 to discuss ways to attract more people to their cause and promote public awareness of forest issues. The fourth annual West Coast Ancient Forest Activists Conference, sponsored by the nonprofit group Headwaters, also features workshops exploring President Clinton's Forest Plan to protect watersheds. Conference organizers hope to increase diversity at the event by recruiting ethnically diverse high school students. To find out more about the gathering at Southern Oregon State College, or about obtaining academic credit or sponsoring a student, contact Chant Thomas at the Headwaters Applegate Watershed Annex, 503/899-1712, or call the main Headwaters office at 503/482-4459.