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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: Joey Anderson

2023 VetsWork Field Note: Joey Anderson

As a Recreation Resources Technician on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Randle, Washington, my main job is to conduct dispersed campsite inventories. A dispersed campsite is basically anywhere that the national forests are that anyone can camp just about anywhere. The only problem with a large forest and camping anywhere is that the Forest...

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“A, Q, What?”

“A, Q, What?”

A longtime friend and his family were visiting us this week. I had been looking forward to this for years. The trip was originally foiled by Covid, but finally got back on the books for this summer. As August rolled around and the date approached, I started scheming on things to do, places to go, ways to wow my friends (and hopefully entice them...

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We're hiring a Land Stewards Coordinator! Your responsibilities will include developing positions, recruiting Americorps Interns, and providing support throughout their service. If you're detail-oriented, a multitasker, and have a passion for the environment, we want you to be a part of our team.

Apply today and help us protect our natural treasures! (Lik in Bio)

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