Bend, OR – The Deschutes Basin Land Trust is pleased to welcome Robert Evans and Erin Deggendorfer to the Land Trust’s Board of Directors. With Evans hailing from Redmond and Deggendorfer from Sisters, “the addition of Bob and Erin as board members adds new depth to the Board as we work to conserve Skyline Forest and return salmon and steelhead back to their home waters” noted Brad Chalfant the Land Trust’s executive director.
Robert Evans is the owner of the Robert Evans Company, builders and developers of commercial buildings based in Hillsboro. Robert was instrumental in the creation of Hillsboro’s Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve chairing its campaign for interpretive facilities for the local community. Now relocated part-time to Redmond, Robert noted, “I’m pleased to join an organization that shares my passion for conserving and restoring lands and streams in Central Oregon.”
Erin Deggendorfer of Sisters is the principal of Fast Creek Productions and former manager of the Sisters Folk Festival. Erin brings the Land Trust a wealth of experience in event planning, marketing, communications and non-profit development. “As a native Central Oregonian, I am looking forward to working with the local organization making a commitment to the land and future generations of Oregonians” Erin commented.
The Deschutes Basin Land Trust has been preserving land for clean water and air, fish and wildlife habitat and local communities since 1995. By working cooperatively with private landowners and local communities, the Land Trust helps conserve and protect the Deschutes Basin’s natural heritage. The Land Trust has protected more than 6,700 acres in the Deschutes Basin.