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Northwest Trees, Welcome New Staff, Summer Courses - Alderleaf eNews, July 2013
July 17, 2013

Welcome to the July 2013 eNewsletter from Alderleaf Wilderness College!

In this issue...

1.) Feature Article: Pacific Northwest Trees
Trees are one of the most important resources to survival. Learn about these common and valuable deciduous trees native the the northwest...

2.) Welcome New Staff and Other News!
We're excited to welcome new staff members Lori, Jeremy, and Georgie, and share other "new" news...

4.) More Summer Courses & Events!
Permaculture Design Course, Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants Course, Wilderness Survival Weekend Course...

Feature Article: Pacific Northwest Trees

by Connor O'Malley

Pacific northwest trees are one of the most important resources to survival. They provide firewood, shelter, tools, food, medicine, wildlife habitat, and so much more to the ecosystem. If you know how to identify and use the trees in your local forest it will enhance your feelings of self-reliance and confidence in the outdoors. They are a great resource!

In this article I will share a few of the most common deciduous trees we see in the forests of western Washington and some of their survival, edible and medicinal uses...(Read more)

Welcome New Staff and Other News!

We're excited to welcome our new office manager, Lori Strickland, and new instructors, Jeremy Williams and Georgie Lilgreen! Lori's doing amazing holding down the fort here at the office. Jeremy and Georgie are teaching several summer courses and will be core instructors at the Wilderness Certification Program. Check out their bios on our staff page!

We'd also like to wish Michelle and Connor well on their next adventures - helping track mountain lions for the Teton Cougar Project!

Other News:

We just received the new upgraded Mora Bushcraft Black knives! They now have a coated blade to resist corrosion. Excited to see our favorite get even better! You can now purchase them from our school store. Learn more about the Mora Bushcraft Black

Check out our new blog post! Its been a busy month. Since last month we've taught three survival courses, upgraded our chicken tractor, ran our wild edible & medicinal plants course, collected our first crop of homegrown hay from our Stishem land, taught our navigation class and introduction to permaculture class, hosted our annual bow making workshop, and kicked off our summer nature camp, to name a few! See photo highlights: Alderleaf Blog - Busy Times

More Summer Courses & Events

Still space in many of our upcoming courses:
Dates: Course:
Jul 20-21 Wilderness Survival Course
Jul 22-Aug 2 Permaculture Design Course
Jul 27-28 Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants Course
Aug 3-4 Wildlife Tracking Course
Aug 10-11 Wilderness Survival Course
Aug 12-16 Nature Camp for Kids
Aug 17-18 Survival Trapping & Game Processing Course
Aug 24-25 Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants Course
Aug 31 Wilderness Instructor Apprenticeship begins
Sep 7 Wildlife Tracking Apprenticeship begins
Sep 10 Wilderness Certification Program begins
Oct 19 Wild Mushroom Identification Class
Nov 2-3 Wilderness Survival Course
Nov 25 Survival Fire Making Skills Class
Dec 13-15 Wilderness First Aid Training Course

Learn more about classes at our Courses page!

Considering the Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program?

There is still time to apply for the 2013-2014 school year.
Classes begin September 10th, 2013.

Check out the Certification Program web page!

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