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Wallowa Resources

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About Us

In 1996, leaders in Wallowa County created Wallowa Resources, a new community-based nonprofit to support a collective effort of private landowners, local businesses, county government and others to sustain and enhance the County’s natural resource economy.For 24 years, we have enhanced opportunities on our forests and grasslands while caring for the land and water for future generations. Thriving rural communities must have strong education opportunities, a commitment to taking care of the land and water, and diverse, locally owned businesses. We work with public and private partners to support Wallowa County and other rural communities in northeast Oregon.

In 1996, due to changes in national forest management, the saw mills shut down and 20% of the workforce lost their jobs overnight. In the back room of a bakery, a group of local citizens came together to create a new community organization to deal with this abrupt economic downturn–Wallowa Resources.

Since then, we have invested our time, money, and effort in taking care of Wallowa County’s land and community. We educate the next generation. We put local people to work. We share our successes–and our failures–so that we can learn from each other. We work to revitalize rural communities, especially Wallowa County. Our response to that founding crisis became a national model for community-based solutions.While the initial priority was to ensure displaced forest and mill workers found new, meaningful and rewarding work – it soon became clear that a broader economic vision and plan was needed. This new vision must m

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Jobs

REV Executive Director
Category: Office
Salary: $75,000 to $85,000 annually dependent on experience. Wallowa Resources offers excellent benefits and flexible work policies. Benefits: Vacation and personal days, employer contributions to a pension plan, cell phone stipend, and an additional monthly stipend. Application review will begin on December 7, 2022 and will continue until the position has been filled. Anticipated start date ...read more
Contact:
Phone:(541) 426-8053
Fax:(541) 426-9053
Youth Leadership Coordinator
Category: Environment
Job Title: Youth Leadership Coordinator Reports To: Youth Program Manager Category: Full Time FLSA Status: Nonexempt Salary& Benefits: $37,440-$41,600 depending on experience. Wallowa Resources offers excellent benefits.   TO APPLY Send a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references to info@wallowaresources.org   ORGANIZATION SUMMARY Wallowa Resources (WR) is a ...read more
Contact:
Phone:(541) 426-8053
Fax:(541) 426-9053
Youth Expedition Specialist
Category: Environment
Job Title: Youth Expedition Specialist Reports To: Youth Program Manager Category: Seasonal (May 2023-October 2023); flexibility on dates FLSA Status: Nonexempt Salary & Benefits: $18-$20/hour depending on experience. Wallowa Resources offers excellent benefits.   TO APPLY Send a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references to info@wallowaresources.org   ORGANIZATION ...read more
Contact:
Phone:(541) 426-8053
Fax:(541) 426-9053
Noxious Weed Technician
Category: Environment
Hourly Rate: $19.00-$21.00 DOE  Approximate Employment Dates: 4/1/2023 through 10/31/2023  ORGANIZATION SUMMARY Wallowa Resources is a community-based 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, established in 1996 with leadership from Wallowa County Commissioners. Since then, Wallowa Resources has worked to bring people together to empower rural communities to create strong economies and healthy ...read more
Contact:
Phone:(541) 426-8053
Fax:(541) 426-9053