Project Leader: Heidi Brill Project Dates: June 2010 through August 2010 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 208.860.8728
Located in North Eastern Oregon, the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest encompasses 2.3 million acres, including the Hell’s Canyon Wilderness and the Eagle Cap Wilderness. With elevation ranges between 875 and near 10,000 feet above sea level, the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest is a land of extremes, containing several of Oregon’s eco-regions, and offering a vibrant geologic history. The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, as part of the Nez Perce’s original range, also boasts a rich cultural story.
The land, shaped by plate tectonics and further carved by volcanoes, rivers, and glaciers, now provides homes for fauna such as bighorn sheep, mountain goats, cougars, black bear, rattlesnake, sturgeon, varieties of salmon, golden eagles, pikas, wolves, and elk, as well as an impressive array of wildflowers. Amongst the flora and fauna are a number of species endemic to the region.
Due to intense increases in elevation, the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest is favored by visitors that utilize the art of packing. In winter, the forest plays host to adventurous Nordic skiers and snowshoers.
The crew will be based out of Enterprise, Oregon, for the duration of the season and primarily servicing the Eagle Cap Wilderness.