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Whitewater Retreat with Winding Waters Expeditions

Whitewater Retreat with Winding Waters Expeditions


  • Welcome dinner and wine at Winding Water’s boathouse in Joseph
  • Inspiring Campfire Storytellers
  • Live acoustic music each day
  • Local sourced meals and & Terminal Gravity beer
  • Volunteer opportunities available for those interested

Ninety percent of all proceeds from this event will go towards 501(c)3 non-profit Wallowa Resources stewardship programs that are strengthening our rural communities, investing in people and the land, and fostering the next generation of rural leaders.  

Musical entertainment will be provided by the talented Darrell Brann and his daughter Meredith owners/operators of the almost 100 year old OK Theater in Enterprise, OR.

Locally Sourced Food and Beer. Our gourmet menu is capstoned with locally raised, grown and sourced ingredients, including beef from Liza Jane’s 6Ranch. We are happy to accommodate most dietary needs upon request. Let our guides take care of every last detail while you build memories to last a lifetime.

For additional information about Wallowa Resources and their work please visit these websites:

  • Wallowa Resources - A nationally recognized community based non-profit.
  • Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition - a coalition of community-based groups, small businesses, county governments, and regional and national partners promoting balanced conservation-based approaches to the ecological and economic problems facing the rural West and the nation.
  • My Blue Mountains Woodland - a public-private partnership advancing forest restoration and stewardship across 900,000 acres of family forest lands in Northeast Oregon.

Guest Speakers:

liza jane thumbnailLiza Jane McAlister of 6 Ranch is a 4th generation century rancher Since 1884, five generations of her family have taken care of the land, river and animals that have sustained them. For her family, who lives and works here, there is no better place. 6 Ranch believes in producing food that is good for the land, the animals, the producers and the consumer. She loves nothing more than taking care of her little piece of land, and to do that with her family.



nils thumbnailNils Christoffersen, Wallowa Resources Executive Director, has diverse experience in place-based natural resource management from working around the world, including ranching in Australia, farming in Israel, fishing and forestry in Norway, and forestry and wildlife in southern Africa. He is passionate about working landscapes and the role of rural communities in their stewardship. He is a graduate of both Williams College (B.A. Economics) and Oxford University (M.S. Forestry), and has served on many local and national boards - including the National Commission on Science for Sustainable Forestry. He currently serves on the Oregon Board of Forestry, World Forest Center's Board of Directors, and Enterprise School District Board. He previously served on the National Commission on Science for Sustainable Forestry (2003-2008), and Chaired the Governor of Oregon’s Eastside Forest Advisory Panel from 2003-2005.


jim zacharias thumbnailJim Zacharias runs a small sawmill business (JayZee Lumber) in Joseph, Oregon. His family first settled in Wallowa County in 1896 to work as farmers and loggers. After graduating from Joseph High School, Jim worked for his father for a couple of years and then started his own logging company that grew to 30 employees and subcontractors. He was one of the first to introduce mechanical logging to Northeast Oregon. Three generations of the Zacharias family, as well as many relations, are still working in the woods of Wallowa County. Jim is on the Natural Resource Advisory Committee (NRAC) standing committee and the Wallowa Resources Board of Directors. Last year he and his wife Julia contributed financial support, labor, and materials to 22 various organizations, non-profits, and individuals.

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Event Date 06-07-2019 8:00 am
Event End Date 06-09-2019 5:00 pm
Registration Start Date 01-31-2019
Cut off date 05-31-2018
Individual Price $895.00
Location Grande Ronde River-Shuttle from Joseph, OR

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