Grand Canyon, Arizona

Board of Directors

Wilderness Report could not exist without the generosity and dedication of its Board, volunteers and donors. Thank you.

Bruce Ebling

I retired from a 34 year career with the Oregon Department of Transportation as surveyor and designer.  Married 47 years with 2 boys.  Attained rank of LIFE while in Boy Scouts, involved with church activities;  main interests are woodworking, backpacking, kayaking, cycling, and some camping in our small trailer.  Have always loved and had a deep respect for the out of doors and would like to do what I can to ensure that our wilderness areas are there for generations to come.

Bill Murphy


Alyce Pierce


Pat Sheppard

I retired as Director from Educational Environments School after 33 years. As a family we skied, backpacked, fished and rafted most of rivers in Oregon and the Middle Fork of Salmon in Idaho. I just returned from a family rafting trip on the Owyhee with 3 generations of family from 4 years to 75.

Pat Stacey

I have just retired and am excited about spending more time running rivers and camping in our incredible wilderness and contributing to keeping it wild.


Wilderness Report is a young, vibrant and growing organization aggressively seeking the resources needed to add the staff necessary to increase the scope and scale of programming needed to develop partners and to address wilderness management concerns throughout the United States.

Executive Director

Hello.  My name is Art Pope.  Forty years ago I envisioned an organization that would introduced teenage youth to the outdoors in a format combining a paid summer work experience with conservation projects; a program that used the challenge of camping and living outside for weeks at a time to instill an appreciation of nature and foster the development of job skills crucial to success in any work environment. That organization, Northwest Youth Corps, now has a budget of five million dollars, offices in three states and depends on over a hundred seasonal staff to employ a thousand youth every year.  

Wilderness Report is my new passion.  However, like most visions, success ultimately depends on a broad base of user support and investment from both business and the philanthropic community. Help keep wilderness wild!  Make a donation to Wilderness Report and help protect wilderness.

Thank You to Our Donors

Pat & Bill Sheppard

Diane Lang

Bruce & Ronda Ebling

Art Pope

Mike & Linna Straub

Stan & Betty

Pat Stacey

Jane Kammerzelt

Gary Royor