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In one of the last low-elevation old-growth forests in the Pacific Northwest,
we are transforming curiosity into knowledge
and outdoor experiences into love.
Promoting conservation through educational experiences in wilderness since 1989.

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Mar 30

Wilderness First Responder Recertification

This three day scenario-based course is designed as review and practice of evacuation and decision making guidelines. It also provides wilderness medicine practitioners with  more…

Apr 13

Volunteer Stewardship Weekend 1

Join us at Opal Creek for a weekend of clearing trails and working on basic maintenance projects around our historic 1930s mining town of  more…

Apr 28

Family Workshop: Amphibian Adventure!

From the coastal giant salamander to the unique tailed frog, discover the dozen amphibians that call our pristine watershed home. Opal Creek’s ancient forests,  more…

May 4

Painting in the Ancient Forest

Retreat for a weekend of mixed-media art in a spectacular natural setting. Come prepared to get messy while getting your hands in the paint,  more…

May 5

Rainforest Mixology

Join us in the woods for a one-of-a-kind experience with our favorite Portland drink experts! Treat yourself to guided hikes and forays with Opal  more…


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