Ben Ward

Ben Ward is a rock-climber, trail runner, fly-fisherperson, and field biologist who truly spends most of his time outside.

Ben Ward hails from the mountains of Northern California where he split his childhood years between the Sierra Nevada foothills and the Redwood giants of Humboldt County. For the past 15 years, Ben has in some capacity worked in the outdoors, most recently as a field biologist for an environmental consulting firm, where he conducts mostly bat and bird surveys during summer field seasons. For many years he worked as a backpacking guide, outdoor educator and as a program director for a teen adventure camp in the Santa Cruz mountains. In 2018 he relocated to Bend to finish his degree in Natural Resources at OSU Cascades. Ben is excited to help people connect with the land on which we live and along with a passion for ecology, he loves to rock climb, trail run, fly-fish, travel and read the occasional good poem.