The Land Trust is happy to welcome Holly Jewkes back to Central Oregon. Photo: Tyler Roemer.

Land Trust Welcomes New Deschutes National Forest Supervisor

Aug 06, 2019 by Jana Hemphill
The Deschutes Land Trust welcomes the Deschutes National Forest's new Supervisor, Holly Jewkes.

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After thanking and bidding a fond farewell to John Allen, retiring Forest Supervisor for the Deschutes National Forest last month, we’d like to welcome the new Deschutes Supervisor, Holly Jewkes, who started on August 5.

Holly Jewkes is returning to Central Oregon and the Deschutes National Forest after successful stints as the District Ranger for the Crescent Ranger District and Deputy Supervisor for the Willamette National Forest.

Her experience includes fire and fuels management, recreation management, partnerships, forest products, and timber management. Holly worked collaboratively with the Land Trust while serving as the Crescent District Ranger, as the Land Trust worked to conserve forest land in the Gilchrist area, as well as in conjunction with our efforts to conserve Skyline Forest.

“Holly was an insightful partner as we explored opportunities to conserve productive forestland and we’re pleased to have her back and taking the helm at the Deschutes National Forest,” said the Land Trust's Executive Director Brad Chalfant. “The Deschutes has been incredibly fortunate to have really talented leadership over the years, which has contributed in a big way to a unique level of collaboration and on the ground achievements in places like Whychus Creek, the Metolius River, and elsewhere. John Allen’s a hard act to follow, but having worked with Holly, I’m confident that tradition will only get stronger.”