Cathy joined SOLC in July 2017. She served previously as the Executive Director of the Ashland Independent Film Festival. Before moving to Ashland in 2011, Cathy led the City Kids Wilderness Project, a year-round outdoor experiential program for at risk youth. She has a passion for the outdoors, and understands the importance of natural spaces and the need to conserve and protect natural and working lands. Cathy enjoys exploring Oregon, hiking, biking, paddling, and roasting the perfect marshmallow.
Kristi works with landowners and partners around the region to care for the organization’s conserved lands. She loves to explore, bird, and botanize the region accompanied by her red dog. She volunteers with the Siskiyou Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon as their Outreach Coordinator, and teaches classes at the Siskiyou Field Institute.
Paul's role at SOLC is to work collaboratively with landowners and community partners to develop and manage land conservation projects, focusing on protecting the highest priority conservation lands within the SOLC service area. Paul moved back to Oregon from Hawaii in 2016 and enjoys music, playing frisbee, and spending time outdoors.
Kelly is one of southern Oregon’s nonprofit leaders with more than 18 years of experience in fundraising, communications, marketing, and member engagement. She has a passion for the outdoors and conservation of our precious lands.
Teresa keeps in touch with the community through social media and eNews updates and coordinates our events and volunteer opportunities. She also maintains the website and supports member engagement. When Teresa’s not remodeling her Talent home or tending to it’s one acre garden, she loves getting out and exploring the region, and volunteering for the Native Plant Society as the Siskiyou Chapter Secretary.
Alex has been involved with Southern Oregon Land Conservancy for over twenty years. Even after relocating out of the area, he continues to serve as our Staff Attorney, helping negotiate transactions, drafting documents, and providing legal support and counseling. Alex also consults with other land trusts on organizational and transactional issues. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his two sons and wife.
Lyndia brings 20 years of field biology and forestry consulting experience to the SOLC team. In her capacity as Land Steward Lyndia conducts baseline assessments, monitors conservation easements, and supports landowners in their effort to steward the land. She is fascinated by the natural history and disturbance ecology of the Klamath-Siskiyou ecoregion and enjoys hiking, observing nature, and spending time with friends and family.
The next meeting of our book club will be on Tuesday, August 6, at 7:00 pm. We will be meeting at a private home in Ashland for a discussion of Listening for Coyote: A Walk Across Oregon’s Wilderness by William Sullivan.
Spring is our busiest and most fun season of the year. It’s when we get outside and explore, enjoy and celebrate the land the best way we know how – hikes and work parties. We’d like to thank the volunteers who helped us get out and show us the meaning of conservation.
Thanks to our friends, volunteers, and partners who beautifully pulled together for Let’s Pull Together at Rogue River Preserve this month. Many hands pulled an incredible 1.5 acres of invasive Scotch broom and 0.2 acres of yellow starthistle.