Deschutes Collaborative Members

Environmentalists, businesspeople, professional foresters, research scientists, loggers, outdoors lovers, private landowners, elected officials, tribal members, recreationists, and government policymakers.


The Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project is working to put mistrust, and past conflict behind us—and pick up the quality, pace and scale of forest restoration projects in the dry fire-adapted forests of Central Oregon.

Our diverse membership brings a full range of community values and interests to the table. Together we promote outcomes such as job creation in the recreation and forestry sectors, healthier forests, cleaner water, and safer communities. To learn about the Native Land we operate on, check out:

Steering Committee

The Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project (DCFP) is guided by a 19-member Steering Committee made up of diverse interested community members.

The Steering Committee does not actively manage the 250,000+ acre DCFP landscape itself but strives to develop consensus recommendations which are then forwarded to the Deschutes National Forest with the full support of the Collaborative.

In addition to the Steering Committee, we rely on leadership and operational capacity from dedicated partners including the Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council, The Nature Conservancy, Oregon State University Extension Service, Deschutes County and Project Wildfire, and the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Steering Committee Members

The Deschutes National Forest has committed to integrating collaborative recommendations into management activities. The Steering Committee oversees the Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project's restoration strategy and helps to prioritize and endorse restoration and outreach activities. The Steering Committee is the formal channel for the Collaborative to provide input to the US Forest Service on management decisions within the DCFP Landscape including, but not limited to, fund allocation and restoration approaches.

Forest Products Industry

John Williams

Quicksilver Contracting

Ed Coates

Gilchrist Forest Products


Marilyn Miller

Miller Conservation Consulting

David Stowe

Yiamist Ventures

Community Wildfire Protection

Kevin Moriarty

Deschutes County  

Bob Madden

Bend Fire Chiefs


Antone Moody

Warm Spring Fire Management

Currently Vacant

Watershed & Water Resources 

Rod Bonacker

The Deschutes Land Trust

Corey Heath

Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife

Local Government 

Phil Chang

Deschutes County

Anthony Broadman

City of Bend


State & Federal Agency 

Claudia Funari

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Chase Duncan

Oregon Dept. of Forestry

Recreation / Tourism 

Melanie Fisher

Jana Johnson

Deschutes Trails Coalition

Private Landowners 

Chris Johnson

Shanda Asset Management LLC

Bill Houck



Bruce Shindler

Oregon State University 

Currently Vacant

At Large 

Sally Russell

Deschutes County

Glen Ardt

Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (Retired)

Pam Hardy

Western Environmental Law Center

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