Community Programs

Sharing Ideas and Knowledge

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Community seminars are a forum for introducing new ideas, sharing local knowledge, debating current rural issues, and celebrating our cultural heritage. Our workshops, technical courses, and continuing education provide hands-on experience that enhance professional skills. 

Upcoming Lectures & Seminars


Communities & Forest in Oregon Research Update

Communites and Forest in Oregon (CAFOR) project is a multi-year joint research project with the University of Colorado, the University of New Hampshire, the University of Louisville, Oregon State University Extension, Wallowa Resources, and the Carsey School of the Public.

Join us Wednesday night to hear about their research and participate in a lively discussion about their research. They have conducted thousands of interviews in eastern Oregon to understand how eastern Oregonians perceive how their environment and communities are changing. They will share what they have learned so far and want to get public feedback about these findings.

Light refreshments and food will be provided.

Questions? Contact Nils Christoffersen.

Learn more about the CAFOR Project.

For any questions about the research, please contact CAFOR project director Joel Hartter at the University of Colorado - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Funding for this research was provided by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Event Properties

Event Date: 05-20-2015 5:30 pm
Event End Date: 05-20-2015 7:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free
Speaker Joel Hartter
Number Hours 1.5
Location Wallowa Resources

Upcoming Short Courses

Wilderness Advanced First Aid


An entry-level course designed for professionals working in significantly remote settings for days or weeks.

Wilderness Advanced First Aid is comprehensive medical training designed for remote professionals or wilderness leaders who venture into remote and challenging environments. Wilderness Medicine differs significantly from standard first aid courses and other training that are oriented toward urban environments. This course teaches how to manage medical emergencies when hospitals and rescue services may not be available for an extensive time period. We prepare students for emergency situations that involve prolonged patient care, severe environments, and improvised equipment.


Sample Syllabus

Day 1 - Introduction/Registration; Systems Based Critical Thinking; Infection Control; Patient Assessment System; Circulatory & Respiratory Systems; Adult CPR; Basic Life Support

Day 2 - Quiz/Case Studies; Nervous System, Spine Management; Musculoskeletal Injuries; Lifts, Moves, and Extrications; Splints - Extremities; Patient Assessment Drills

Day 3 - Quiz/Case Studies; Thermoregulation; Bites and Stings; Lightning; Elective Topics; Wounds and Burns; Allergies and Anaphylaxis; Improvised Patient Carries; Patient Assessment Drills

Day 4 - Case Study Review; Elective Topic; Backcountry Medicine; Medical and Legal Issues; Patient Assessment Drills; Simulations; Final Exam; Conclusion


This course is scheduled for 4-days or 36 to 40 hours of instructional and practice time. Upon successful completion students will receive certification in Wilderness Advanced First Aid and Adult CPR. Certification is valid for three years.


To recertify your current WMA International WAFA certification, you may take the Open Recertification course, retake the WAFA course or upgrade to a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) by taking a Bridge (WAFA to WFR) course.


Students must be at least 16 years old to participate in this course. Those under 18 years of age will require the written consent of a parent or guardian.

Additional Information

No meals or room and board provided. Snacks, coffee and drinks will be provided during the course.

Note: Upon submitting your registration you will be re-directed to PAY-PAL to finalize your registration and payment.
*If you do not have a credit card available, please contact us so we can set-up another method of payment.

Event Properties

Event Date: 06-03-2015 8:30 am
Event End Date: 06-06-2015 5:30 pm
Capacity 14
Registered 5
Available place 9
Individual Price $450.00
Speaker Kaare Tingelstad
Number Hours 36 to 40
Location Wallowa Resources

Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop

These workshops are designed for educators, children, college students, outdoor professionals, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, trail crews, hiking club members and others interested in Leave No Trace skills and ethics.

Participants receive introductory training in the skills and ethics of Leave No Trace. Workshop topics include the underlying concept of minimum impact recreation and the seven principles of Leave No Trace:

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Dispose of Waste Properly
Leave What You Find
Minimize Campfire Impacts
Respect Wildlife
Be Considerate of Other Visitors

Event Properties

Event Date: 06-24-2015 9:00 am
Event End Date: 06-24-2015 11:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free
Location Enterprise Oregon City Park