• Strengthening Our Rural Community

    We value making a living from the land. We invest in people & businesses that take care of the land.
  • Investing in People & the Land

    We work with our community to create jobs and improve our working lands.
  • 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 empower rural communities to create strong economies and healthy landscapes through land stewardship, education, and job creation. 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 each year

 


$ 1.7 Million

The amount of money put back into our economy each year from our programs

 


1.8 Million Acres

The number of acres coordinated each year by reducing the threat of weeds and wildfire risk, and improving wildlife habitat, forest, and watershed health


Over 500 kids reached

 The number of kids we get outside and learning about Wallowa County each year (~50% of the kids in the County)

Join Us

Upcoming Event

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Join us and the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center on Friday, June 30 from 11 am to 4 pm at the Wallowa County Fairgrounds for the 13th Annual Watershed Festival and 9th Annual Maxville Gathering. Explore over 25 kid-friendly booths. Listen to local music. And, celebrate Wallowa County with us. 

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Support Us With A Snack

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Wallowa Resources Mix™

100% of the proceeds go to us. The yummy Cherry Nut Mix is a great snack to throw in your pocket for a hike or as a gift for your active friend.

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9th Annual Barn Dance

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Dance the night away with us this summer at our yearly fundraising event on Saturday, August 26. 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 $35 ($15 for kids under 12) and pre-event only and limited. More information to come on ticket sales. Contact 541.263.0648 for more information.

 

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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