Interested in a mountain climb? John Punches, an OSU Extension Forester who also happens to be an experienced mountaineer and mountain rescue leader/trainer, has offered to take a small group on a beginner climb up the south face of Mount Hood. (Original plans to do South Sister had to be changed due to access limitations.) The event will feature basic instruction in mountaineering, followed by a summit attempt. Participants should plan to arrive in either Bend or Portland no later than early afternoon on May 1. The group will convene at Timberline Lodge in the early evening of May 1, and climb very early on May 2. The climb will conclude by mid-afternoon on May 2, allowing ample time to get to the ANREP conference location that evening.


Mountain climbing experience is not required, but participants should be in good physical condition and anticipate a 6 mile round trip with about 5,300 feet in elevation gain.


This pre-conference offer is informal (not officially connected with the ANREP conference) – contact John at if interested. John will work with you to help you identify gear requirements and gear rental options, and to help you prepare for the climb.

Want other options? Check out the Points of Interest webpage!


1:00-5:30pm // Registration opens!

3:00-4:30pm // 5K Fun run

5:30-7:00pm // Welcome social with Hors d'oeuvres

Evening // Dinner (on your own)





7:00-8:00am // Breakfast

Poster, Silent Auction, Exhibit setup time

7:00am // Registration

8:00am // Invocation and land acknowledgement, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs

8:15am // OSU welcome, Jim Johnson

8:25am // Placed-based Keynote, Ellen Bishop,

8:45am // Placed-based Keynote, Mike Cloughesy

9:05am // Future-focused panel: Tiffany Hopkins, Andony Melathopoulos and Alicia Betancourt

9:50am // ANREP president welcome, Lara Milligan

10:00am // Networking break

10:30am-12:00pm // Concurrent Session A

12:00-1:30pm // Break for lunch including ANREP Education Awards Ceremony and the ANREP Business Meeting

1:30-3:00pm // Concurrent Session B

3:00pm // Networking break

3:30-5:00pm // Concurrent Session C

5:00-5:30pm // Evening break

5:30-7:00pm // Poster session with Hors d'oeuvres

7:00pm // Silent Auction closes

Evening // Dinner (on your own)



7:00-8:00am // Breakfast

7:00am // Registration open

8:00-9:30am // Concurrent Session D

9:30am // Networking break

10:00am-11:30 // Concurrent Session E

11:30am // Boxed Lunch

12:00pm // Mobile workshops depart

5:00pm // Mobile workshops return

5:30pm // Evening break

6:30pm // Evening banquet

8:00pm // Celebration of Life for Amy Grotta


7:00-8:00am // Breakfast

8:00-9:30am // Concurrent Session F

9:30am // Networking break

10:00-11:30am // Regional meetings

11:30am // ANREP Achievement Awards Ceremony followed by lunch and closing remarks beginning at noon.

1:00-5:00pm // ANREP Initiative meetings

1:00-5:00pm // Post-conference Workshop: Volunteer-Based Programs

5:00pm // Dinner (on your own)



8:00am-5:00pm // Field tour

Travel to Chiloquin to tour the Chiloquin Community Forest and Fire Project (CCFFP). The CCFFP is a partnership between private landowners, federal and state agencies, and other partners. The purpose of the project is to achieve fire resistance, fire response, forest health, wildlife habitat, and grazing objectives on private lands on a landscape-level scale, across boundaries, with Fremont-Winema National Forest.


Along the way, we'll hear from people like you who deliver programs like the Citizen Fire Academy Program, Learn & Burn Program, and the Master Gardeners Firescaping Program.

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