Nature Skills Courses - Wilderness Survival School

Welcome to Alderleaf Wilderness College, wilderness survival school, permaculture training and outdoor education center. Alderleaf offers courses on wilderness survival, wild edible & medicinal plants, permaculture, wildlife tracking, and outdoor education in the Pacific Northwest. Led by a staff of skilled instructors, our nature and survival courses provide you with valuable skills...(read more)

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The Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program
Our most comprehensive wilderness course. In-depth training in nature, sustainability, wilderness survival skills, and more.
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Weekend Wilderness Survival Course
Learn the most important skills for survival: shelter, water, fire, and food while gaining practical, hands-on experience.
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Weekend Knife Making Course
Forge your own knife while learning about steel selection, basic metallurgy, profiling, heat‐treating, grinding, and more.
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Wild Mushroom Identification Class
Learn the skills needed to forage for wild edible mushrooms! Spend a day learning about these magnificent fungi.
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Testimonials on Alderleaf Wilderness College, Nature & Survival School:

"If you want to learn about wilderness survival and primitive skills from extremely knowledgeable instructors, Alderleaf Wilderness College is for you. I learned more than I ever thought possible at their classes."
-Casey Kafka

"Alderleaf Wilderness College is outstanding at developing and delivering wilderness skills programs, providing both a deep level of knowledge and context for the teachings."
-Ryan Whisnant

"I would recommend the Wilderness Certification Program to anyone wanting to reconnect with nature and a desire to live simply, with and for the land. Through this program I have become the change I was waiting for!"
-Jase Grimm

"Alderleaf provides a wide range of studies that will increase anyone's knowledge and understanding of the natural world."
-Seth Anthony

"Every course I've taken at Alderleaf Wilderness College has had a huge positive impact on my life and changed the way I look at, approach, and relate to the world around me."
-Tyler Shannon

"Alderleaf is a wonderful school for learning how to live with the earth and not just on it."
-Gianna Torres

"Alderleaf Wilderness College's staff uses teaching styles that allows for all kinds of learners to learn and have fun. I use this knowledge all the time. I would highly recommend this wilderness survival school to others."
-Rocco Gianni

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