About Wilderness Associates...

    Les Joslin founded Wilderness Associates as a "private partner" in the preservation and interpretation of America's rich National Forest System and National Wilderness Preservation System.

    In addition to researching, writing and editing, and publishing its own titles, Wilderness Associates has pursued and continues to pursue these objectives through...

  • contract wilderness information and education services on the Deschutes National Forest from 1992 through 1999,
  • contract training of U.S. Forest Service employees and volunteers in the art and science of wilderness rangering,
  • contract research and writing of U.S. Forest Service heritage publications such as Ponderosa Provenance: A History of U.S. Forest Service Research East of the Cascade Range at the Pringle Falls Experimental Forest and the Bend Silviculture Laboratory for publication by the Pacific Northwest Research Station,
  • pro bono consulting on and coordination of historic U.S. Forest Service ranger station and guard station preservation and interpretation projects in cooperation with other partners.

 

About Les Joslin...

Les Joslin is a retired U.S. Navy commander and former U.S. Forest Service firefighter, wilderness ranger, and staff officer. A graduate of San Jose State College, he holds master's degrees from the University of Colorado and the University of London. A part-time instructor of geography, political science, and forestry at Central Oregon Community College from 1989 through 2005, he has taught wilderness management as an Oregon State University adjunct instructor since 2002. He writes, teaches, and pursues projects of interest from his home in Bend, Oregon.



Wilderness Associates is a private partner in the preservation and interpretation of America's
rich National Forest System and National Wilderness Preservation System heritage.