William Sullivan's Oregon Hiking
My favorite author of hiking guides to Oregon. Books classified into regional divisions...
ABC of Rock Climbing
Simply everything related to Rock Climbing and other essentials of the sport such as styles and techniques. Tons of features and articles.
A complete Smith Rock climbing and hiking resource guide with detailed climbing routes, weather, photos, videos, state park and camping info, online store, and chat area for rock climbers.
International Mountain Bicycling Association
A non-profit educational association whose mission is to create, enhance and preserve trail opportunities for mountain bikers worldwide. Lots of trail links, trip ideas and volunteer programs.
Oregon Bicycle Racing Association
Includes upcoming events for both racing and mountain bikers as well as results from past competitions.
USGS Stream Flow Conditions
Real-time national water information system brought to you by the USGS.
Snowboarding & Skiing
Spelunking & Caving
Oregon's own caving hot spot.
National Caves Association
Portland's legendary organization founded on the summit of Mt. Hood.
Willamette Sailing Club
Portland Sailing Center
Open Water Swimming
US OW Swimming
A spectacular way to immerse yourself in the outdoors...
Oregon Surf Spots
Some of Oregon's most well-known breaks. Many are located at state or city parks with a range of facilities.
Triathlon Events in Oregon
Tree to Tree Adventure Park
Hunting & Fishing
Stop here for licenses, permits, and regulations.
Oregon Hunter Safety
Information on Bowhunting and Firearms.
Survival, Safety, and Schools
Check the weather before you go!
USDA Forest Service – Outdoor Safety Tips
Whether you’re roughing it in a tent or planning a family outing to a national forest, there are many ways to make sure your experience is fun and safe. A great site to check out with lots of helpful tips.
HowStuffWorks.com’s online guide to practicing CPR.
National Outdoor Leadership School
The premier teacher of outdoor skills and leadership, offers courses 10 days to full semesters in the world’s most spectacular wilderness classrooms.
Something for everyone, it's not just about "at-risk-youth."
Wilderness First Aid
Jeffrey, I. (1998). The Outward Bound wilderness first-aid handbook. New York: The Lyons Press.
Schimelpfenig, T. (2006). NOLS wilderness medicine. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books.
Tilton, B. (2010). Wilderness first responder: how to recognize, treat, and prevent emergencies in the backcountry. Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot Press.
Tilton, B. and F. Hubbell. (1999). Medicine for the backcountry: a practical guide to wilderness first aid, 3rd. ed. Guilford, CT: The Globe Pequot Press.
Gear Retailers & Repairs
Backcountry.com (Discount Gear!)
Wide selection of gear at great prices.
Campmor (Discount Gear!)
Eastern Mountain Sports
Designs and offers a wide variety of gear and clothing for outdoor enthusiasts–from backpacks and insulated parkas to cycling gear and summer shorts.
GearX (Discount Gear!)
The Outdoor Gear Exchange works to help customers get the right gear at great prices.
A group of rock climbers, alpinists, mountain bikers, skiers, trail runners and canoeists working hard to create innovative products.
Designed and produced to create equipment that is simpler, easier-to-use, more comfortable, more durable, lighter weight, and, at the same time, of the highest quality and a better value.
Professional rock climbing gear and accessories.
Devoted to continually invent (and re-invent) the most functional and innovative gear available.
Mountain Safety Research
A diverse, global company dedicated to developing reliable outdoor products for committed backcountry users.
A range of gear: tents, jackets, packs and more.
Outdoor Retailer has proven to be the leading growth vehicle for brands that are interested in progressing and advancing into multiple channels of the outdoor marketplace. From small shops and regional chains, to the largest national and international ret
Assorted travel gear and environmental activism. Also known as Pata-Gucci…elegant, expensive.
Gear repair, embroidery, sealing and modifications located in Seattle.
Well known retailer with equipment in almost all outdoor categories.
Deals & bargains on outdoor equipment and clothing.
Coalition Against Envrironmental Racism
Defenders of Wildlife
Ecological Design Center
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Fee Demo Opposition
Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethic
Institute for a Sustainable Environment
Leave No Trace
National Parks Conservation Association
National Park Service
Natural Resources Defense Council
Oregon Natural Resource Council
U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
United Nations Environment Programme
United States Forest Service
United States Geological Survey
UO Public Interest Environmental Law Conference
The Mission of the Valley Catholic High School Outdoor Club is to promote stewardship of lands, provide a network of peer support through shared experience, and instill the survival skills vital to the navigation and enjoyment of outdoor places.
Key Outdoor Club Principles:
1. Stewardship: service projects, Leave No Trace & wilderness ethics,
2. Support: non-competitive, encouragement of life-long physical fitness,
shared knowledge & shared experience, outdoor leadership
3. Survival: preparation & planning, orienteering, backcountry cooking,
safety & wilderness first aid
Outdoor Ed & Interpretation Blog
"Now I see the making of the best persons, it is to grow in the open air and eat and sleep with the earth."