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Jason Wilcox
Jason Wilcox Deschutes National Forest   jmwilcox@fs.fed.us www.fs.usda.gov Biography Jason Wilcox is the Forest Fisheries Biologist for the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and the Crooked River National Grassland. Prior to moving to the Eastside, Jason served as a Forest and District-level fisheries biologist for the Umpqua and Siuslaw National Forests, where he applied his education...
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​Neil Chapman
Neil Chapman Northern Arizona Program Restoration Manager, The Nature Conservancy  928-774-3539   nchapman@tnc.org www.nature.org Biography Neil Chapman is The Nature Conservancy's Northern Arizona Program Restoration Manager and lives in Flagstaff, Arizona with his wife Jennifer and son Joseph. Neil grew up in South Hadley, Massachusetts, a small western-Mass town along the Connecticut River established in 1775....
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Pam Hardy
Pam Hardy Blue Mountains Forest Partners pamhardy.law@gmail.com bluemountainsforestpartners.org Biography Pam Hardy is an attorney in private practice with a specialty in Environmental Law. She has represented a variety of non-profit environmental organizations throughout the Northwest on issues ranging from endangered species to urban growth boundaries. When she entered law school in 2003 she brought a...
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Zach Williams
Zach Williams Blue Mountains Forest Partners zach.kinginc@gmail.com bluemountainsforestpartners.org Biography Zach Williams graduated in 2005 from Oregon State University with a B.S. in Environmental Economics Policy Management and a minor in Natural Resource Environmental Law and Policy. Zach is employed by King Inc. in Canyon City, Oregon, where he lives with his wife, Marissa Williams, and...
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Bob Hassmiller
Bob Hassmiller Malheur National Forest, Blue Mountain District  541-575-3433 rjhassmiller@fs.fed.us www.fs.usda.gov Biography As District Hydrologist with the Blue Mountain Ranger District of Malheur National Forest, Bob Registration Opens 10:00 AM Light Lunch 11:00 AM Key Note Speaker 12:00 PM Panel: The Economics of Forest Restoration Topics: Making Forest Restoration Economical, Contractor Logging Costs & Opportunities for...
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Will Brendecke
Will Brendecke Deschutes National Forest, Sisters Ranger District   wbrendecke@fs.fed.us www.fs.usda.gov Biography Will Brendecke is a certified silviculturist working for the US Forest Service for the past 10 years. Will has worked in various ecosystems and in various capacities across the U.S. and internationally. As a forester/ silviculturist he has worked on the Malheur, Umatilla, Shawnee,...
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Kevin Van Cleave
Kevin Van Cleave Forest Engineer, Cascade Timber Consulting  541-367-2111   kvancleave@cascadetimber.com www.cascadetimber.com Biography Kevin graduated from Oregon State University with his degree in Forest Engineering in 2004. He has worked with Cascade Timber Consulting, Inc. in Sweet Home, OR since 2005 with responsibilities include road layout, road maintenance, and contractor administration. In his spare time...
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Andy Conklin
Andy Conklin Engineer, Weyerhaeuser  503-829-7550   andy.conklin@weyerhaeuser.com www.weyerhaeuser.com Biography Andy Conklin works as a Forest Engineer for Weyerhaeuser’s North Valley Operations. Duties include road engineering, unit engineering, road maintenance, neighbor relations, and contract administration. He graduated from OSU in 2003 and has spent a majority of his time working in private industry and three years...
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Bodie Dowding
Bodie Dowding Forester, Interfor  541-408-1891   bodie.dowding@interfor.com www.interfor.com Biography Bodie was born and raised in Lebanon, Oregon. He loved spending time outdoors and hiking the butte near his house. Bodie’s parents made a point of spending time with him in the outdoors when he was growing up and this influenced him to pursue a degree...
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Chad Davis
Chad Davis Oregon Department of Forestry  503-602-2130   chad.davis@oregon.gov www.oregon.gov/ODF/ Biography Chad Davis catalyzes increased connection between people and place. Currently he is employed as the Director of the Partnership and Planning Program at the Oregon Department of Forestry. In that role, Chad is the project manager on the State’s Federal Forest Restoration Program and...
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Cale Graves
Cale Graves Oregon Department of Forestry  541-883-5613   cale.j.graves@oregon.gov www.oregon.gov/ODF/ Biography Cale started working for the USFS, in fire, in 2003 and began working for Oregon Department of Forestry in 2013. He began his current position as the Federal Forest Restoration Coordinator for ODF, Klamath-Lake district in February of this year. His main role has...
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Bogdan Strimbu
Bogdan Strimbu Oregon State University  541-737-1604   bogdan.strimbu@oregonstate.edu www.oregonstate.edu Biography As Assistant Professor with the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management College of Forestry at Oregon State University, Bogdan Strimbu's research is focused on integrating landscape processes with tree level dynamics. He is using remote sensing techniques to identify patterns occurring across scales with...
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Steve Courtney
Steve Courtney Interfor  541-408-1891   steve.courtney@interfor.com www.interfor.com Biography Steve Courtney is the General Manager of Wood Procurement for Interfor’s Northwest Operations. In that role, Steve is responsible for log procurement and residual activities for Interfor’s mills in Oregon and Washington. His years with Interfor, combined with those from Sierra Pacific Industries, and Malheur Lumber Co.,...
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Lucas Wells
Lucas Wells Oregon State University  541-737-8873   lucas.wells@oregonstate.edu www.oregonstate.edu Biography Lucas is a PhD student at Oregon State University working in harvesting system technology. His graduate work focuses on equipment instrumentation to ensure safety, increase productivity and improve operator experience. He earned a bachelors degree in forestry from the University of Kentucky and a masters...
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Ed Brown
Ed Brown Fremont-Winema National Forest  541-947-6215   eabrown@fs.fed.us www.fs.usda.gov Biography Ed Brown was born in Florida and spent his “Wonderbread Years” in Central Georgia playing in the forests and tree farms around Warner Robins. Ed is pretty sure this was where he began his forestry adventure, or at least his love of prescribed burning. Not...
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Amy Markus
Amy Markus Fremont-Winema National Forest  541-408-7107   amarkus@fs.fed.us www.fs.usda.gov Biography Amy Markus has a degree in Biology from Northland College and has worked as Wildlife Biologist on the Fremont-Winema National Forest for 20 years. Key interests include forest and aspen restoration at landscape scales through partnerships and collaboration. Presentation Topic Planning Multi-Ownership Forest Health Projects...
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Dana Skelly
Dana Skelly Deputy Fire Staff-Fuels, U.S. Forest Service, Malheur NF  541-620-4616   dskelly@firenet.gov www.fs.usda.gov Biography Dana has worked in wildland fire for 20 years, beginning with an AmeriCorps*NCCC fire crew based in Colorado. The majority of her career has been in fuels and fire ecology and has spanned three federal agencies to date. She has...
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Steven Orange
Steven Orange Timber Sale Administrator, Deschutes NF, Sisters RD  541-408-0420   sorange@fs.fed.us www.fs.usda.gov Biography Steven Orange has been the Timber Sale Administrator on the Deschutes NF, Sisters RD for 6 ½ years and has worked for the USFS for 14 years in fire, silviculture, pre-sale, and sale administration in Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, and Oregon. He...
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Amanda Lindsay
Amanda Lindsay Silviculturist, U.S. Forest Service, Malheur NF  541-575-3333   alindsay@fs.fed.us www.fs.usda.gov Biography Amanda Lindsay is a certified silviculturist who has worked in silviculture on the Malheur National Forest for the past 8 years. During her time on the Malheur she has led and worked on vegetation restoration projects that include plantation thinning, planting and...
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Loren Kellogg
Loren Kellogg Professor Emeritus at Oregon State University  541-207-2693   loren.kellogg@oregonstate.edu www.oregonstate.edu Biography Loren Kellogg is a Professor Emeritus of Forest Engineering at Oregon State University. His expertise is in forest harvesting systems, forest operations project level planning, and silviculture – harvesting implementation. He has been a research project leader on studies covering skyline thinning...
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