2014 Oregon Wilderness Conference

Registration is closed for 2014. For information on the 2015 Oregon Wilderness Conference May 15-16, be sure to visit us here.

This summer, in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, Oregon Wild is bringing back a signature event - the Oregon Wilderness Conference. Featuring wide ranging panel discussion, engaging conversation, and of course, plenty of recreational opportunities.

The 2014 Oregon Wilderness Conference will take place June 5-7, 2014 in the heart of Portland. We will celebrate past successes, explore the values of Wilderness, and identify present and future obstacles to expand Wilderness in Oregon. Find a detailed agenda here.

Along with other free Friday afternoon activities, we are offering a special trip limited to 6 people for kayaking on the Willamette with Alder Creek. This is available to the first 6 people who register and select Kayaking with Alder Creek on the registration page!

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, June 5th
Happy hour at Migration Brewery where we will be joined with Welcome Speaker Kirk Richardson of KEEN. Meet other Wilderness lovers, sample some of Oregon’s finest beer, and enjoy the sounds of local musicians.

Friday, June 6th
Located at the Eliot Center in downtown Portland, Friday features a wide range of panels and speakers. After lunch join us for organized activities around the city. From Birding with the Audubon Society, rock climbing at Mazamas to helping Columbia Slough Watershed Council protect native species, there will be something for everyone! We will reconvene for dinner with our keynote speaker, award winning author Michael Lanza.

Saturday, June 7th
Topping it all off, Oregon Wild will be hosting hikes around the Gorge to all who would like to stretch their legs and enjoy the natural wonders of our great state.

We are offering half day (lunch only) and full day conference rates (lunch and dinner). Open to all who register, some of our Friday activities have limited space so be sure to let us know what you would like to do. You can find a list of speakers and panels here.

For more information contact Bridget Callahan at 503-283-6343 ext 203 or email at bc@oreognwild.org