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Principal industries in Wheeler County are agriculture, livestock, and government. The county has a total area of 1715 square miles and the 2010 census population was 1441, which by definition meets the criteria for pioneering. Out of the 1715 square miles one square mile is water. The terrain of the county varies widely from sagebrush, juniper, and rim rock to stands of pine and fir. The Painted Hills and Clarno units of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument along with portions of two national forests lie within its boundaries with forest lands covering nearly one third of the county.

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We are pleased to welcome the BEETLES (Better Environmental Education, Teaching, Learning, and Expertise Sharing) to Oregon! The BEETLES Institute for Outdoor School will bring together leaders of outdoor school programs from across Oregon for a week of professional learning, expertise sharing, community building, discussions, and thoughtful reflection. This Institute is a rich experience, and a unique opportunity to meet with other leaders and discuss ideas for how to make your program the best it can be. Read more...

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Forestry and Natural Resources

Our agents and specialists share knowledge about the latest techniques in natural resource management through educational programs and materials. We work with forest owners, foresters and other natural resource managers, educators (PreK-12), Christmas tree growers, loggers and forest workers, and others.

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4-H empowers young people with hands-on learning experiences to help them grow and thrive. By creating a safe and welcoming environment, young people develop the skills needed to make a positive impact on the world around them.

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