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Port Orford, Ore.

Mission

The Siskiyou Mountain Club is a 501(c)(3) public charity that formed to restore, maintain, and promote primitive trails in the Siskiyou backcountry, and to provide outdoor service opportunities for the public. We coordinate stewardship projects, lead outdoor adventures, and publish useful information for the public.

Vision

We bring people, trails, and wilderness together. Focusing on the hardest to reach, most damaged and neglected trails deep in Southwest Oregon’s wilderness and backcountry areas, we aim to lead a renaissance in hiking and backpacking throughout Southwest Oregon.

Values

Our organization is defined by acute challenges tackled by diverse groups. We believe anyone with the right attitude can succeed in the extreme environments we work in. Our workplace is defined by transparent communication, diversity, inclusion and equality.

History

We started in 2010 as a small group of fiery volunteers determined to restore a single route through the Kalmiopsis Wilderness Area. Since then we’ve developed into Southwest Oregon’s only organization dedicated to wilderness stewardship. With over 225 miles of trails under our watch in six federal wilderness areas, the public depends on our work to discover trails near and far.


Programs

Volunteer projects

We coordinate a diversity of volunteers who work on a wide variety of projects. From half-day workshops to week-long logouts, we have something for all ages and abilities throughout the year. Check out our calendar, email info(a)siskiyoumountainclub.org, or call 541-708-2056 to learn more and sign up.

Outings

Staff and volunteers lead hikes and other events that don’t have an element of work. Some elements are for members only. Check out our calendar, email info(a)siskiyoumountainclub.org, or call 541-708-2056 to learn more and sign up.

Trail crew

Each year we hire seasonal interns and staff to complete the most technical and demanding trail projects. Most staff members are hired from a pool of previous interns. Interns develop skills and earn money for college. Click here to check out current staff and internship opportunities, email info@siskiyoumountainclub.org, or call 541-708-2056 to learn more and apply.

Outreach

We host community events and publish communications to provide the best information available about our region’s trails, backcountry, and wilderness areas. Check out our calendar (click here) to join us for an event. If you’d like to have SMC staff present for your group, email info(a)siskiyoumountainclub.org or call 541-708-2056.

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