Stewardship Program

Improving Working Lands

Dave Yost Horse Camp

Stewardship: fulfilling our obligation to the community and future generations by managing land responsibly and responding progressively to changes in our economy and climate.

Our stewardship unites ecology, community, and economy. With husbandry, care, and conservation, we improve working lands and honor Wallowa County’s rich heritage of making a living from the land through sustainable forestry, ranching and agriculture. 

So far, our stewardship work has included

  • Restoring 32 miles of stream habitat
  • Building 7 miles of fence along the Little Sheep, Big Sheep, and Salt Creeks to protect fish habitat while ensuring that cattle continue to graze there
  • Facilitating more than 11,000 acres of harvest, thinning, and/or burning on forest land
  • Treating more than 200 miles of stream bank for noxious weeds each year
  • Putting $300,000 - $500,000 into the local economy annually through contracts, salaries, and supplies

Stewardship Work Requires Partners

Landowner collaboration

We work with landowners and resource managers to conceive and complete projects. This collaborative approach allows us to leverage resources and transcend land ownership boundaries. 

Our Programs

Upcoming Events

Sat Nov 22 @ 9:30AM - 12:30PM
Wood Splitting Work Party
Sun Nov 30 @ 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Wood Splitting Work Party
Sat Dec 06 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Outdoor Education Gathering