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Natural Burials and Caskets

Why would someone choose a natural burial over
a conventional burial, cremation or other method? Documentary video from Legacy

> Caskets are biodegradable (View our Certified  Eco-Friendly Caskets )

> Remains are recycled into the Earth as they have been for centuries, until one hundred years ago.

> If may be the preference and choice of your loved one, or the family's choice.

Natural Burials are the eco-friendly alternative to traditional burials. The main focus is to avoid non-biodegradable materials and only use non-toxic materials that will be recycled in the ground. Natural burials are becoming a popular choice for families or for those doing end-of-life planning and choosing how they want their final arrangements to be managed by their families.

The basic main materials used in burials that can be changed are embalming fluid, concrete vaults, burial containers or caskets. Location is also a consideration.

Avoiding Embalming Fluid

If a funeral home offers green burials, they will forego the use of embalming fluid that usually contains formaldehyde.  They will usually use mortuary refrigeration for the care till burial is able to take place.

Natural Caskets

For green burials funeral homes will recommend not using a concrete vault, or traditional casket. They will offer alternatives such as shrouds, biodegradable caskets or containers, chemical free, and natural.

Location and Habitat

There are natural cemeteries exclusively, or hybrid cemeteries that offer both types of traditional and natural burials. The location of the burial can be discussed with one of our funeral directors, for the best solution that meets your families needs.

View our Blog - How to Plan a Natural Burial 


Natural Burial Cemeteries


Alder Slope Cemetery
64900 Pine Tree Road
Enterprise, OR 97828


Durkee Cemetery
Durkee Cemetery Road
Durkee, OR 97905


Estacada Cemetery District 
P.O. Box 1390 
Estacada, OR 97023 
Phone: (503) 730-0142


Eugene Masonic Cemetery
2575 University St.
Eugene, OR 97403
Phone: (541) 684-0949

Historic Columbian Cemetery
1151 N. Columbia Boulevard
Portland, OR 97217
Phone: (609) 892-4429


IOOF Eastwood Cemetery
1581 Siskiyou Blvd. 
Medford, OR 97504 
Phone: (541) 774-2400


Ironside Cemetery
Rose Creek Road
Ironside, OR 97908


Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery
333 SW Skyline Blvd.
Portland, OR 97221
Phone: (503) 292-6621


Mountain View Cemetery
440 Normal Ave.
Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: (541) 482-3826


Oak Hill Cemetery
88558 Oak Hill Cemetery Rd.
Eugene, Oregon 97402
Phone: (541) 689-7800


Rest Lawn Memorial Park 
94335 Territorial Hwy. Park
Junction City, OR 97448
Phone: (541) 482-4444


Riverview Cemetery 
8421 SW Macadam Ave. 
Portland, OR 97219 
Phone: (503) 246-6488


Rose City Cemetery
5625 NE Fremont St.
Portland, OR 97213
Phone: (503) 281-3821


Scenic Hills Memorial Park
3000 Diane St.
Ashland, OR 97250
Phone: (541) 482-4444

Valley Memorial Park
3929 SW Tualatin Valley Highway
Hillsboro, OR 97123
(503) 648-5444


Fern Prairie Cemetery
25700 NE Robinson Rd. 
Camas, Washington 98607 
Phone: (360) 833-9176


Herland Forest
55 Windward Ln.
Wahkiacus, WA 98670
(509) 369-2000


Ridgefield Cemetery
956 Cemetery Road
Ridgefield, Washington 98642
Phone: (360) 887-3557

Pioneer Cemetery
27601 NE 29th Avenue
Ridgefield, WA 98642
(360) 574-4252

The Meadow Natural Burial Grounds
5700 Northwest Dr. 
Ferndale, WA 98248 
Phone: (360) 384-3401


White Eagle Memorial Preserve Cemetery at Ekone Ranch
401 Ekone Rd. 
Goldendale, WA 98620 
Phone: (206) 383-3285


Woodland Cemetery
7509 Riverview Rd. 
Snohomish,WA 98290 
Phone: (360) 568-5560