Hells Canyon Preservation Council

Protecting, restoring and connecting native habitats in the Greater Hells Canyon Region since 1967

Leon Werdinger Photography

Above image © Leon Werdinger Photography.  Site header image by Pete Sandrock.


Hells Canyon Preservation Council protects and restores the natural treasures of the Hells Canyon-Wallowa and Blue Mountain ecosystems. From the remote splendor of Hells Canyon and the Seven Devils to the rolling highlands of the Zumwalt Prairie, from the winding watersof the Grande Ronde to the crystalline lakes of Eagle Cap, from the protected breaks of the Wenaha-Tucannon to the rugged summits of the Elkhorns, we envision inspiring wildlands and pure waters where native species thrive in harmony with prosperous rural communities.



Join us on Saturday, October 25th in our hometown of La Grande, OR for an autumn feast, drinks and desserts, an inspiring talk, an amazing silent auction and good company. 

Location: Catholic Church Parish Hall 1002 “L” Ave. La Grande

Admission: Adults $20, ages 5-12 $10, under 5 free

Advance tickets available from Jen at 541.962.7828, or email danae@hellscanyon.org Tickets also sold at the door.


This year’s Gala artwork:  Flight Upstream by Coco Forte

5:00 pm No-host social hour, beer & wine, silent auction begins, music by Sharon Porter and Matt Cooper of Porter & the Pale Ales

6:00 pm Local foods dinner

6:30 pm Introductions


7:00 pm Keynote speaker:  Brock Evans, HCPC board member, President of the Endangered Species Coalition, author of Fight and Win.

8:00 pm Dessert

8:30 pm Silent auction closes

9:00 pm Farewell!


Just for Fun

In Travel Oregon’s 7 Wonders campaign to boost tourism to this beautiful state, our beloved Wallowa Mountains made the cut! <- Click to see what “The County” has to offer, and get in those mountains!  If you need a hiking buddy, let us know.



Please consider making a contribution today

Because now is the time to band together for the wild.