Wild Diversity acknowledges all those who came before us, original stewards of this land, both past and present. What we experience today is a product of ancestors ability to be in relationship with the natural world. We are so privileged to hold space in these areas that would not be here without your guardianship and connection to the earth, roots to buds. 

We also acknowledge Black and African labor on which this country built its prosperity, we honor you. We know that we are sitting on the shoulders of giants and that we cannot do this work alone. We have always been successful through community centered mindset and united we will continue in our resilience and cultural strength.

Resilience is held on the lands of the Clackamas, Chinook, Cowlitz, Tenino and our partners the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs. 


Traveling to Resilience


Wilderness First Responder Training

Wednesday - Friday

Leaven Community - 5431 NE 20th Ave, Portland, OR 97211

Skillshare Workshops

Hehe Longhouse sits on The Confederate Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation. The Warm Springs, Wasco and Paiute people have opened their space to Resilience.

The Hehe Longhouse is near Simnasho


Shuttle will run on Friday and Sunday afternoon. Shuttles will depart from Leaven Community to Warm Springs. This trip is about 1h 45m. Please bring snacks and water as needed. 

Shuttle Times

Friday, May 15 - From Leaven Community to Warm Springs - 1:30PM (arrives around 3:30PM)

Sunday, May 17 - From Warm Springs to Leaven Community - 1:30PM (arrives around 3:30PM)

Please secure your own transportation to Leaven Community to meet the shuttle.

Community Support

Do you need a ride outside of the shuttle schedule?

Would you like to provide a ride outside the shuttle schedule?

Do you need a home to stay in during the WFA portion of Resilience?

Would you like to host a guest during Resilience?

Connect on this facebook forum. 


Closest airport to Portland, OR is Portland International Airport (PDX). 

If you are heading out to Warm Springs on your own, the Redmond Airport (RDM) is about 30 minutes closer.


Q: I believe I will need financial support to attend Resilience, do you have scholarships available?
A: Yes, we will have scholarships on a rolling basis. Apply Here

Q: I currently have a Wilderness First Responders Certification, can I renew it with this NOLS Wilderness First Aid training?
A: Perhaps, please email our WFA instructor to see if you qualify.

Q: If I attend the WFA course will I miss out on the remainder of the Resilience Outdoor Conference?
A: No, the overnight portion of Resilience begins on Friday evening. You will arrive just in time for evening activities.

Q: I am new to participating in outdoor activities, can I still attend Resilience?
A: Yes, we welcome outdoor participants of every experience level. Our skillshare portion is great for people who want to build community, experience the outdoors in an intersectional affinity space, gain new skills or build upon skills they already have.

Q: What are the sleeping accommodations like?
A: Tent, sleeping bag and sleeping pad. You can bring your own or you may borrow & share ours.

Q: I am not a Person of Color and/or LGBTQ in what ways can I support Resilience?
A: One of the easiest ways you can support the work we are doing is to share info about Resilience with your friends of color and your friends in the LGBTQ community. You can also gift a scholarship to someone in our community or become a sponsor.

Q: I am nervous about outdoor educational spaces because of previous experiences, what is the atmosphere of Resilience like.
A: Many people in our community have had less than desirable experiences in outdoor educational and adventure settings. Those who have attended Resilience have felt comfort and ease within this space. Resilience is a very supportive and welcoming environment for the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and all People of Color) and LGBTQ communities to feel seen. 

Q: Are there others who would like to share housing or transportation during Resilience?

A: It is very likely. Connect with them through our Resilience facebook group.


What Attendees Say About Resilience

“I'm really amazed by how resourced Resilience was, from registration sliding scale fees, scholarships, gear rental to the quality of workshops and workshop leaders.”

“Food choices were amazing! Everyday I was excited for meal time! I also thought all of the finances were very well spent. I enjoyed it all.”

“It was perhaps the first time in my life I had done a large group activity where I felt like I could completely be myself. I liked the overall feeling of community.” 

“I loved the place and land, I loved the array of workshops offered, I loved the communal food, I loved how many POC were present.”

“I liked all the community I came across. I felt safe and well informed. I enjoyed all the workshops!”

“I enjoyed the welcoming atmosphere, the accessibility, generosity, preparedness and well thought out set up, the amazing workshops. And, most importantly, the ways that Resilience really centered POC LGBTQ folks' experience.”