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Mt Adams


Mt. Adams Institute provides programs that strengthen the connection between people and the natural world through education, service, career development & research.

VetsWork Fire

VetsWork: Fire is a twelve-week career training program for military veterans interested in wildfire landscape management and firefighting.


VetsWork is an eleven month career development internship program for military veterans in the natural resources management, public lands, and environment sector.

Sense of Place

Sense of Place features speakers with unique knowledge of the Columbia River Gorge. These stories deepen our understanding and connection to nature and each other.

Land Stewards

Land Stewards is a career development program for young adults, ages 21-30, interested in learning more about public lands and natural resources management.

Summer Camp

Our Summer Camp is a place-based outdoor science education opportunity for youth curious about exploring and understanding the natural world.


Join us at Base Camp, our facility in Trout Lake, Washington, adjacent to the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.



We’re looking for a new Land Stewards Coordinator. Find out more about our open position and the Land Stewards Program.

Latest News

2023 VetsWork Field Note: Taylor Davis

2023 VetsWork Field Note: Taylor Davis

With just under a month left of my Forest Service internship with the Recreation Department on Mt. Hood’s East Zone, I feel hopeful about my natural resource career path. I feel I have a better understanding of recreation management and the work it takes to keep a healthy balance between preservation, conservation, and maximizing recreation...

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2023 Land Stewards Field Note: Hannah Sebring

2023 Land Stewards Field Note: Hannah Sebring

Everyone seems to want to know what a typical day in the life of an interpretative ranger on the Mt. Hood National Forest might entail; it is my intense pleasure to tell them I do not ever have a typical day. The flexibility and creativity of my position allows me to experience a great breadth of the forest and craft a mental map of the inner...

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