Congratulations!..

to the following guides who are now GUIDE & OUTFITTER RECOGNIZED PROFESSIONAL (GORP) Guides. These guides have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and professionalism by taking the time and effort to complete this recognition and training program.

These guides and outfitters are GORP certified. They have successfully completed the GORP Program which trains in the five key components of adventure travel as identified by the international tourism organization, Adventure Travel Trade Association.

GORP guides have demonstrated professional-level skills and knowledge in the areas of local geographic features, natural features, 101 species identification, and history, as well as guest services and business management in the outdoor recreation and tourism industry.

These guides may be fully licensed guides by the Oregon State Marine Board, or employees of licensed guides or those training to become guides. Guides that are not leading remote adventure activities may not be required to have a license in Oregon (example: city guides)

The next offering will begin in Fall 2019, see the OSU Sea Grant Extension GORP Guide training program.

As of June 10, 2019 the following guides are now GORP-Pro Guides

Fishing & CrabbingJOHN BLANCHARD541-260-9110Sharkey's Charters, Charleston OR
Kayaking, Paddle board, Snow sports, CampingSTEPHANIE CARTER971-249-8425Next Adventure, Portland OR
Nature GuidingMARTY GILES541-267-4027Wave Crest Discoveries, Coos Bay OR
FishingMICHAEL HAZEN503-440-1354Hazen's Guide Service, LLC, Clatskanie OR
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FishingCOOPER HEDGECOCK541-537-0256Indigenous Adventures, Coos Bay OR
Fishing & CrabbingRYAN JOHNSONLooking to join your guiding businessLanglois OR
River ToursBRIAN KRAYNIK541-999-6575Coos Boat Tours
Kayak Tours, Land Tours, Surfing LessonsDAVE LACEY541-373-0487South Coast Tours, Gold Beach OR
Kayaking, Paddle BoardingMARCUS MAYORGA714-822-0388South Coast Tours, Grants Pass OR
Rafting. Equipment RentalAMY PALLARI541-993-0963All Star Rafting, Maupin OR
FishingNICHOLE SHIPMAN541-537-0256Indigenous Adventures, Coos Bay OR
Birding, Natural HistorySTEPHEN SHUNK541-408-1753Paradise Birding, Bend OR
Fishing, Crabbing, Mushrooms, BerriesBILL TAYLOR503-983-2200Osprey Guided Adventures, Tigard OR
KayakingMARK COBB541-591-0949Sky Lakes Wilderness Rentals, Chiloquin OR
FishingGRANT HEISE541-410-0170East Lake Resort, Bend OR
FishingBERNIE HOENE503-873-9554Bait-N-Wait Fishing Charters LLC, Silverton OR
Marine MammalBOB IVEY541-914-2423Eugene OR
Fishing, CampingTROY LEEDY970-708-1485Bend OR
ROSANNA LOCKE541-621-3023 Newport OR
FishingJASON RICE503-449-1730Hammerhead Guide Service, Hubbard OR
Kayaking, SUPaddling, Surfing Lessons, Nature Tours, HikingSCOTT SIEGEL541-264-8568Newport OR
Whitewater, Hiking, Swimming, PhotographyDONOVAN STRASSER503-991-9449Fur Sure Outfitter Guides, Mill City OR
River ToursRANDY TURNEY541-225-7195Riparian Tours, Eugene OR
Fishing, CrabbingJOSEPH WATKINS503-332-9675Nehalem OR
Wilderness survivalMARK WIENERT530-859-0539Lifesong Wilderness Adventures, Coos Bay OR

An example Certificate can be seen below.
More details and additional listings to be published in 2019

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