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Keep Wilderness Act's Flame Burning Bright

wilderness assets. Third, wilderness protection means defending these national assets from external forces that would compromise wilderness integrity. Finally, in an age of video games and gadgetry, we need to introduce more young people to the inspiring and restorative powers wilderness possesses. So, happy birthday, Wilderness Act, and thank you…

Wilderness Medical Associates—Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course

March 8March 10

…WMA WEMS graduates with a current EMS license may also recertify the wilderness portion of their Wilderness EMS (WEMS) certification with this course. WEMS graduates from other organizations are not eligible use this course to recertify their WEMS. If you are recertifying the wilderness portion of your WMA WEMS certification,…

[CANCELLED] Wilderness Medical Associates—Wilderness First Responder Course

April 20April 27

This course has been cancelled. Refunds will be issued to everyone who registered to participate. SOEI Outdoor Pursuits is partnering with Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA) to host an eight-day Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course, the definitive wilderness course in medical training, leadership, and critical thinking for outdoor, low-resource, and remote…

Wilderness Medical Associates—Wilderness First Aid Course

March 6March 7

SOEI Outdoor Pursuits is partnering with Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA) to host a two-day Wilderness First Aid course. This course is open to Northland College students, faculty, and staff, as well as to the public. Wilderness First Aid is the ideal course for outdoor enthusiasts on overnight or short-term wilderness

Northland College alumnus Matt Claybaugh directs Merimed in Hawaii

Ocean Wilderness Model Transforms Lives

Matt Claybaugh ‘87 (above center) is the co-author of a chapter in Stories from the Field: A History of Wilderness Therapy, and the president and CEO of Marimed Foundations, an organization that has changed the lives of at-risk Hawai`i youth, the majority of whom are native Hawaiian, through ocean wilderness

Sig Olson's personal gear

Sigurd Olson Legacy

…Olson biographer Dr. David Backes, the award-winning writer of A Wilderness Within: The Life of Sigurd F. Olson. Dr. Backes retired in 2015 after twenty-seven years as a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He gave the content of the Olson website to the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute at Northland…