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 – Matt Mahoney  541- 403-0099
Prineville – Jeff Warren (541) 447-9283
Redmond – Justin Renoud 541-213-4040