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Our Team

We believe:


That we have a social responsibility for sustainable outdoor resources. Appropriate training and skills practice equips outdoor leaders with foundational knowledge to be able to make good judgement in remote situations.


The Board of Directors of the Landmark Foundation will work to develop a support network for Landmark Learning students through scholarships, grants, creative funding events, and professional development opportunities.






We offer:


The Landmark Foundation is created to give students, groups or organizations an opportunity to donate to the support of future students. 


An open learning environment, fun and experienced faculty, exciting and diverse teaching methodologies, realistic practical exercises, and research-founded curricula create the results: quality and consistency between programs, high program success rates, and high knowledge and skills retention in Landmark Learning students.


Browse the Landmark Foundation scholarships and funding options, and select the one that best suits your needs.  Or make a donation to support other students with the oppurtunity to learn and gain skills in the outdoor industry. 

Contact Us:

(828) 293-5384

The Landmark Foundation

PO Box 1888

Cullowhee, NC 28723




News & Publications

June 18, 2019

A Reflection on Landmark Learning's Leave No Trace Master Educator Course from Charley Aurelia

I began living with passion for professional education near 35 years ago. Interestingly, prior to that I was unaware of this passion within myself and was surprised that the m...

February 15, 2016


As an expedition leader at the Carolina Outdoor Education Center at UNC-CH, I lead students from all backgrounds and ability levels on backpacking, sea kayaking, and rock climbing trips. My job is to facilitate participants’ experience so that they can gain the most l...

December 30, 2015


The Wilderness First Responder course encompassed more than I could have hoped for.  Not only was the course packed full of interesting first aid material, along the lines of what an EMT-B learns but more suited to the wilderness, it was insightful and fun. 



December 18, 2015

Eric Bartl

Ben Tholkes

Field Experience

October 29, 2015


Leave No Trace Master Educator


This fall I enrolled in a Leave No Trace Master Educator course through Landmark Learning. During the application process I found out that through a relationship that Landmark Learning...

November 6, 2015

As a student working the outdoor programs at UNC-Asheville, Nathan Staples applied for a Wall Scholarship for Outdoor Student Leaders through the Landmark Foundation. Here is his reflection on his course this past July:


"When I took my SWR course in Bryson City, NC on...

October 26, 2015


I chose to come to Landmark Learning to get my EMT certification because after taking my WFR I realized the quality of instruction and education that they have to offer. I am planning on going on to get my BSN and this certification will not only ok great, but also a...

July 17, 2015

The Landmark Foundation Exemption Committee received notice today that our 1023 Application for Exempt Organizations has been approved by the IRS under Tax Code 501(c)3. We have officially reached NFP status for the purposes of donations acceptance and grants funding.



March 17, 2015


This fantastic couple has taken creative funding for their WMI Wilderness First Responder course to heart. An active service member in the US Navy, Jordan is utilizing his GI Bill funds to pay for his WFR in full. And Leigha is a recipient of the Beckwith Scholarship,...

February 7, 2015



We are pleased to annouce that we had full attendance at our first physical meeting.  Our meeting was full with high energy and a call to clarifications of our processes and positions.  Kind of a utopic first meeting I must say.  With so much on our agenda several pi...

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