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2016 Member Clubs and Organizations

Angora Hiking Club
California Alpine Club

California State Park Rangers Association (CSPRA)
Chinook Trail Association
Contra Costa Hills Club
Friends of Mt. Hood
Friends of Nevada Wilderness
Friends of Oregon Caves
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


Olympic Park Associates

Oregon Nordic Club

Oregon Wild
Rusk Ranch Nature Center
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

Whitman College Outdoor Program
Wilderness Watch

Winter Wildlands Alliance

Federation of Western Outdoor Clubs

Ferry crossing Puget Sound to Bainbridge Island and Olympic Mountains

FWOC’s Fall Convention in Washington State:
Climate Change, Water Uncertainty and Resilience Through Conservation
IslandWood Educational Learning Center
Bainbridge Island near Seattle, WA
September 16–18, 2016

This fall the Federation will hold its 2016 annual Convention September 16–18 at the IslandWood Learning Center on Bainbridge Island, near Seattle. IslandWood is a short ferry ride from downtown Seattle or accessible by bridge via Hwy. 3 from the South. Tucked in a backdrop of lush fir, hemlock, and cedar, IslandWood provides a rich, natural setting with nourishing food, contemporary sleeping lodges and flexible meeting spaces, all with windows which invite in light and views of the natural setting.

The 255-acre campus hosts school and community programs for children and youth, and a graduate program in partnership with the University of Washington. The 6 acres of buildings are a model of sustainable development being made with all recycled and sustainable materials; there is also solar heating, composting toilets and rooftop water collection.

Accommodations include two sleeping lodges set up for single, double, and triple occupancy on two floors with access to 6 ADA rooms at entry level. For those who need extra assistance, IslandWood will provide golf cart access between the parking lot, meeting/eating space and sleeping lodges. Every room has its own bathroom and a window looking out into nature. Don’t miss this opportunity to court new partnerships which will assist in accomplishing our Conservation Aims. Besides a range of amazing speakers, we will learn about how IslandWood has become a nationally recognized outdoor learning center with learning experiences geared to inspire lifelong environmental and community stewardship.

The Great Old Broads for Wilderness will be our host club and Shelley Spalding who represented the Broads at the 2015 Convention will be in charge of what will be a very innovative and informative program. Please plan now to attend. Details on the program and registration is in the Summer 2016 issue of Outdoors West.

President's Invitation
Convention Registration Form
IslandWood Online Registration Form
IslandWood Photo Gallery

July 2016 President's Message

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