Wilderness Risk Management Conference Welcomes Three New Steering Committee Members and Appoints New Committee Chair

Posted by Sophie Komornicki on February 6, 2020 1:21:07 PM MST


Burlington, VT – February 6, 2020 – Ahead of the 27th annual Wilderness Risk Management Conference (WRMC) which will be held in Burlington, Vermont, the conference Steering Committee appointed a new chair and welcomed three new members.


Aparna Rajagopal Receives Charles (Reb) Gregg Wilderness Risk Management Award at the 2019 Wilderness Risk Management Conference

Posted by Sophie Komornicki on December 12, 2019 4:07:32 PM MST


Lander, WY December 13, 2019 — At the 26th annual Wilderness Risk Management Conference (WRMC) held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Aparna Rajagopal received the 2019 Charles (Reb) Gregg Wilderness Risk Management Award for her significant contributions to the field of risk management in outdoor education and adventure professions.


NOLS Awards Close to $2M in Need-Based Scholarships This Year

Posted by Sophie Komornicki on December 10, 2019 9:30:00 AM MST


Lander, WY December 10, 2019 — In 2019, the NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) awarded more than $1.9 million in need-based scholarships to over 900 students participating in wilderness expeditions and wilderness medicine courses. Each year, the school’s scholarship program makes it possible for hundreds of under-resourced students to access NOLS’ time-tested outdoor leadership curriculum.


Domenic Bravo is NOLS 2019 Stewardship Award Recipient, Professor of Practice at the University of Wyoming Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management

Posted by Sophie Komornicki on October 10, 2019 8:00:00 AM MDT

Lander, WY October 10, 2019 — On October 11, 2019, NOLS will present its annual Stewardship Award to Domenic Bravo, Professor of Practice for the University of Wyoming’s Haub School for Environment and Natural Resources Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management program. The NOLS Stewardship Award, presented annually since 1990, recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional stewardship of public lands and the environment.


NOLS welcomes new leadership, names Terri Watson as president

Posted by NOLS on September 4, 2019 11:25:47 AM MDT

Lander, Wyoming – September 4, 2019 – NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) announced today that Terri Watson has been selected by the NOLS Board of Trustees to serve as the school’s sixth president. Watson will succeed John Gans who announced last November that he planned to step down after 24 years as president.


Backpacker Magazine Turns to NOLS for Leadership Advice

Posted by Brooke Ortel on August 16, 2019 10:40:05 AM MDT

Backpacking in Wyoming's Wind River Range. Photo by Daniel Lay.

For hikers who are wondering “why no one wants to follow me anymore,” NOLS Field Instructor and Research Manager Shannon Rochelle recently shared some leadership advice with Backpacker. Pitfalls range from failing to get the group’s buy-in to being a cheerleader rather than a hike leader—but luckily, adjusting your leadership approach can make a big difference.


New Trustees Bring Diverse Expertise to Wilderness Education Nonprofit

Posted by NOLS on August 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM MDT

NOLS welcomes tech, film, venture capital, and nonprofit industry leaders to Board

Apple executive Annie Morita and Latino Outdoors founder Jose Gonzalez are of two of five new NOLS trustees who will bring fresh and diverse perspectives to the nonprofit outdoor school’s Board.

Lander, Wyoming – August 12, 2019 – NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) announces the appointments of five new members to its Board of Trustees: John Babcock, Jimmy Chin, José González, Annie Morita, and George Phipps.


Casper Star Tribune Features Run the Red, a Race Celebrating Public Lands

Posted by Brooke Ortel on August 6, 2019 9:03:12 AM MDT

The Casper Star Tribune reports that this year's Run the Red race, sponsored by NOLS, Patagonia, and others, will be held on September 28, Wyoming’s first Public Lands Day. Runners can choose between a half marathon, 45 km, or 120 km course in the Red Desert, starting and finishing in South Pass City.


NOLS Introduces Seven Wilderness Expeditions for Affinity Group Members

Posted by NOLS on August 6, 2019 8:00:00 AM MDT

Offering three new LGBTQ+ courses and four courses for People of Color teaching wilderness skills, Leave No Trace™ principles and leadership development

Photo by Jorge Moreno/ NOLS

Lander, Wyoming – August 6, 2019
 –Beginning this fall, NOLS, the leader in wilderness education, will launch seven new affinity courses for a total of 20 offerings. These new expeditions are designed for People of Color and members of the LGBTQ+ community.


Senior NOLS Instructor Advises Field & Stream on Picking Campsites

Posted by Brooke Ortel on August 1, 2019 8:28:54 AM MDT

Photo by Molly Hagbrand.

Field & Stream recently sought Senior NOLS Instructor Marco Johnson’s advice on choosing a campsite. Whether you’re car camping or backpacking, Johnson recommends taking possible weather events into account, resisting the urge to violate Leave No Trace practices, and knowing how to set up your shelter before heading out.


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