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 Gonzales is happy to be able to combine her more than 20 years of experience in fundraising, communications, marketing, and member engagement with her lifelong passion for conservation. When she’s not in the office, you can find her paddling big whitewater and exploring trails.
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.
Landmark Members are those who provide significant financial support for our work, donating $500 or more each year. As our way of saying “thank you” to our most generous members, we plan a special VIP outing on one of our preserved properties, complete with lunch and guest speakers.
This is our big night of fun! Since 2003, we’ve celebrated our conservation successes with an evening of wine, food, music, and delight. Each year, this gala and fundraising event outdoes the year before.
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.