Resilient Headwaters is an intentional, strategic pathway to manage the increase in popularity of outdoor recreation, and leverage it to bolster the Santiam Canyon community’s future.
In September of 2020 several large fires ravaged multiple Oregon communities in the Santiam Canyon, burning almost 1 million acres and 2,600 homes and businesses. Even prior to these fires, the Santiam Canyon communities were already seeking to diversify their economies in the outdoor recreation sector. While restoring basic utilities and rebuilding homes is the top priority, we believe there is boundless untapped potential to develop active recreation in wild places, and in turn, uplift these communities and improve quality of life for canyon residents. Learn more here.