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15th ANNUAL WILDERNESS RISK MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

Nation’s Wilderness Risk Managers Meet Near Jackson, Wyoming

Jackson, Wyo. October 1-3, 2008 – The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), Outward Bound, and SCA are hosting the 15th Annual Wilderness Risk Management Conference. Outdoor industry leaders from across the country are attending the WRMC to gain practical risk management skills, network with others in the industry, share field and administrative techniques, and help develop risk management standards for the adventure and education industries.

This year’s WRMC features all of the nation’s most knowledgeable and experienced risk management professionals. Whitewater, climbing, backpacking and mountaineering experts from the leading outdoor education and guide services will all be at the Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park for three days of sharing the lessons learned from another year of outdoor adventures.

“This year’s agenda is packed full of timely and relevant content designed specifically from attendee feedback,” said Tod Schimelpfenig, Chair of the Wilderness Risk Managers Committee.  “The conference is organized into tracks on legal issues, program management, judgment and decision-making and crisis/emergency response. One quarter of the topics are new, and the legal track has been intentionally designed to present pertinent topics without redundancy.”

Pre-conference Workshops (Sept 29-30) run the gamut and include: a climbing management clinic; an interactive workshop on how the brain works from a neuro-scientific perspective; a session on how to create a Risk Management Plan; and a WFR recertification.  The exciting array of workshops continues throughout the main conference (Oct 1-3), making an experience  that will leave participants invigorated and ready to lead the outdoor industry forward.

ABOUT NOLS
Founded in 1965 by legendary mountaineer Paul Petzoldt, the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) is the leader in wilderness education and sets the industry standard for responsible, high-quality educational expeditions. NOLS provides an awe-inspiring, transformative experience that develops active, positive leaders with lifelong environmental ethics and outdoor skills to more than 10,000 students each year. A private nonprofit school, NOLS runs courses from 10 days to a full academic year in length on five continents. NOLS students, ages 14 to over 70, explore the most remote wilderness the Rocky Mountains, Idaho, Pacific Northwest, Southwest, Alaska, Western Canada, Mexico, Patagonia (Chile), India, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Baffin Island, and Scandinavia have to offer. College credit and scholarships are available. For more information, call NOLS at (800) 710-NOLS (6657) or visit the web site at www.nols.edu.

ABOUT Outward bound
Outward Bound is a non-profit educational organization with five core programs that change lives, build teams, and transform schools. These programs are Outward Bound Wilderness, Expeditionary Learning Schools Outward Bound, Outward Bound Professional, Outward Bound Urban Centers and Outward Bound Discovery. Outward Bound delivers adventures in the wilderness, urban centers, workrooms, and classrooms to help others achieve their possibilities and to inspire them to serve others and the world around them.

 

ABOUT SCA
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is a nonprofit organization that offers conservation internships and summer trail crew opportunities to more than 3,000 people each year. SCA members complete projects in every conservation discipline - from archeology to zoology - and everything in between. SCA is focused on developing conservation and community leaders while getting important work done on the land. Founded in 1957 to restore and protect America’s public lands and preserve them for future generations, SCA remains committed to this goal today. SCA's mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of our environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land.

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Students travel through Wyoming's Wind River Mountains-a wilderness range renowned for its crystal clear lakes and rugged mountain beauty.
Photo: Tony Jewell
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