Work-Education Program

Work-Education Program

The outdoor work component of the COIC Work-Education program is unique – each student becomes part of a work crew with 5-8 of their classmates. Students earn high school credits and learn more about the natural environment, while working on natural resource and community service projects.

The Bend Crew from Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC) and Forest Service Trails Specialist John Schubert removed and restored user created trails, campsites and firepits to improve streamside habitat and create a safer and more enjoyable trail for visitors at Whychus Creek in the Sisters Ranger District on the Deschutes National Forest.

As one of the National Forest Foundation’s Treasured Landscapes sites, Metolius River and Whychus Creek have been undergoing restoration work to ensure the health of the these two Wild and Scenic Rivers.

Work-Education Contacts

Bend – Jason Gage (541) 991-1699
Lakeview – Jeff Samples (541) 219-1203
Prineville – Jeff Warren (541) 447-9283
Redmond – Kyle Stott (541) 815-9045

COIC Work Education crews work on an enclosure fence in cooperation with the Sisters Ranger District and the Canadian Govt.  The enclosure is constructed to protect native northern pine tree species to study the possible effects of global warming.

 
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COIC Work Education crews construct foot bridges at Edmunds Well Wildlife Sancturary near Silver Lake. b3