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Brown Bag: Wallowa Resources–25 years of Work, and Future Priorities
June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
We are edging towards normal with our Brown Bags, but trying also to make use of what we have learned in the Pandemic Year. Nils will kick off the new, hybrid Brown Bags on Tuesday, June 15, at noon. Hybrid because we will have a live audience–and we will broadcast via Zoom. I will send a link out later this week, but want you to put this one on your calendar now.
This year marks the 25th anniversary for Wallowa Resources, the non-profit that started with talk in back of Ted and Sharon Hays’ bakery in Enterprise a couple of years before that. WR is now a widely admired non-profit in matters of natural resources and rural economies, and a well-regarded local institution.
Nils Christoffersen is the now long-time executive Director of Wallowa Resources. He’ll use the Brown Bag time to reflect on the first 25 years, report on current programs, and imagine the future. The program will be live at the Josephy Center, but as noted, also broadcast on Zoom.
Nils and his family moved to Wallowa County in 1999 to start Wallowa Resources field programs. He was promoted to Deputy Director in 2002 and Executive Director in 2007. Nils has diverse experience in place-based natural resource management from working around the world, including ranching in Australia, farming in Israel, fishing and forestry in Norway, and forestry and wildlife in southern Africa. He is passionate about working landscapes and the role of rural communities in their stewardship.
Zoom link below!