• Celebrating 20 Years

    We have been investing in the needs of our community and the land since 1996. Join us in continuing this tradition for years to come.
  • Investing in People & the Land

    We work with our community to create jobs and improve our working lands.
  • Strengthening Our Rural Community

    We value making a living from the land. We invest in people & businesses that take care of the land.
  • Fostering the Next Generation

    Kids and young adults are the future leaders in our community. We teach them skills in hands-on & experiential ways.
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Our Mission

Thriving rural communities need strong economies, wholehearted commitment to taking care of the land and water, and top-notch learning opportunities. Our mission is to develop, promote, and implement innovative solutions that help the people of Wallowa County and the Intermountain West sustain and improve their communities and their lands. We accomplish this by working together with the community, partners, and you.

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How You're Helping

54 Jobs

The number of jobs supported through our direct efforts


$ 1 Million

Over $1 million put back into our economy each year from our programs


11,000 Acres

Over 11,000 acres taken care of each year by reducing the threat of weeds, reducing wildfire risk, and improving wildlife habitat

Over 500 kids reached

Each year we get over 500 kids outside and learning about Wallowa County

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We're Hiring

wallowa resource staff

We are seeking a dynamic individual to join our team and fill the Forest Collaborative Facilitator position. This position gets the opportunity for planning and managing meetings of the collaborative, developing forward work plans, and organizing external communication and outreach, and helping the respective collaboratives achieve their goals. Deadline to apply is September 8.

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8th Annual Barn Dance

dog in front of barn at night

Dance the night away with us this summer at our yearly fundraising event on Saturday, August 27. Meet kids and community members who have benefited from our work. Bid on local wares and adventures. 5pm to late the Blue Barn Farm in Joseph, OR. Tickets $30 ($15 for kids under 12) and pre-event only and limited. Tickets go on sale July 1 at The Bookloft, our website, or from board members. Contact 541.263.0648 for more information or tickets.

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Recent Projects

We love where we live and work -Wallowa County. Because we value making a living from the land, we protect the productivity of Wallowa County's forest, rangelands, and farmlands. We do this through taking care of the land and water, investing in jobs & businesses, and educating the next generation.
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  • "Wallowa County and Wallowa Resources were early innovators helping to spark a movement that has spread across Eastern Oregon -"

    -a new model for economic and community development and, frankly a more positive way to get things done.

    - former Governor Kitzhaber

  • "Wallowa Resources moves good ideas, gifts, and passion into action."


    It is key to holding these communities together while others have become ghost towns.

    -Rick Wagner, Oregon Department of Forestry

  • "Wallowa Resources has not just benefited the forest and communities of northeastern Oregon,"


    ... but a much larger region confronted with similar resource management and economic challenges.

    - Jay McLaughlin, Executive Director of Mount Adams Resource Stewards

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