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2015 Member Clubs and Organizations

Angora Hiking Club
California Alpine Club

Chinook Trail Association
Contra Costa Hills Club
Friends of Mt. Hood
Friends of Nevada Wilderness
Friends of the Columbia Gorge

Great Old Broads for Wilderness
Indian Creek Botanical Mission
Klahhane Club

Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center

Montana Wilderness Association

Mt. St. Helens Club

Nature Friends


Oregon Nordic Club

Santiam Alpine Club

Sierra Club, Angeles Chapter

Sierra Club, Kern-Kaweah Chapter

Sierra Club, Mother Lode Chapter

Sierra Club, Oregon Chapter

Sierra Club, Toiyabe Chapter
Siskiyou Audubon Society

Siskiyou Field Institute

Skagit Alpine Club
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance

Tamalpais Conservation Club
Trails Club of Oregon
Washington Alpine Club

Wilderness Watch

Winter Wildlands Alliance

The Federation of Western Outdoor Clubs
invites you to attend the
83rd Annual Convention, Friday 8/28/2015 to Sunday 8/30/2015
at the Menucha Retreat & Conference Center, Corbett Oregon

The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area viewed from Menucha

2015 Convention Theme - “Innovative Conservation”

For more information see:
President's Message
Convention Registration Form
Resolution Form
Convention Program

Convention facility information


Interested in attending pre-convention overnight at Nesika Lodge on Thursday August 27th?
Please check box on registration form – payment collected separately.

Pre-Convention Overnight at the Historic Nesika Lodge

The Trails Club of Oregon invites those attending the 2015 convention to visit and stay overnight at their historic Nesika Lodge near the Columbia River Gorge. Come on Thursday, August 27th and stay over to Friday, August 28th, the day the Convention begins at nearby Menucha Retreat and Conference Center.

Nesika is located on the rim of the Columbia River Gorge surrounded by the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The main lodge, a stone and log structure mainly built by club members, provides a full kitchen centered around a wood burning range, dining space, game areas, and plenty of space to sit around the fireplace. The main lodge is supported by two dormitories that provide bunk room sleeping for about 60 people in 3 sleeping areas. If desired, you can bring a tent to sleep outside. Nesika is normally reached by trail. The more scenic approach starts from the Columbia River highway at Multnomah Falls just 30 miles from Portland. The route follows along Multnomah Creek with its many waterfalls and cascades, then cuts through Multnomah Basin and a tall timbered area, a total distance of about four miles. The other main approach is by road via Palmer Mill road near Larch Mountain, then by trail.

Nesika Lodge is the place where the idea of having a Federation of Western Outdoor Clubs was formed and where the founding member clubs brought stones from their area for the lodge’s stone fireplace. This event is $20 per person, which includes dinner, breakfast, and dorm lodging. Bring your own sleeping bags and towels.
For more information and a registration form, click here.

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