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Fields guest speaker for ‘brown bag’ on Zumwalt

Over a 30-year career in natural resource management, Fields has worked for both public and private organizations.

Published on August 22, 2018 8:52AM

A book of images and words about the Zumwalt Prairie is available at Josephy Center in Joseph.

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A book of images and words about the Zumwalt Prairie is available at Josephy Center in Joseph.


The current exhibit at the Josephy Center features photos and paintings from a June gathering of artists and writers on the The Nature Conservancy’s holdings on the Zumwalt Prairie.

The work is hanging through Sept 11. An exhibit catalog handsomely displays words and images and is available for purchase.

Zumwalt Project Manager Jeff Fields will give a presentation on Nature Conservancy work and the condition of the prairie noon Tuesday, Aug. 28, at Josephy Brown Bag lunch.

Over a 30-year career in natural resource management, Fields has worked for both public and private organizations, including the Rogue Institute for Ecology and Economy, the University of Idaho, the U.S. Forest Service, the Weyerhaeuser Corp., and the Government of Nepal’s Ministry of Forests (as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer).

He holds a bachelor’s degree in forest management from University of Wisconsin and an a master’s degree in forest resources from the University of Idaho.

His Nature Conservancy work is focused on building and leading a strong program of grassland conservation in northeast Oregon.

A majority of this effort is focused on the 275,000 acres of privately owned grasslands north of the Wallowa Mountains, including The Nature Conservancy’s Zumwalt Prairie and Clear Lake Ridge Preserves. He works to build strong conservation partnerships with governmental and private stakeholders that own or influence private grassland conservation and management.

Brown Bags are free and open to the public. Info: rich.wandschneider@gmail.com.



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