In Memoriam: Jim Anderson

Oct 10, 2022
It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Jim Anderson.

Jim Anderson checks a nestbox at the Metolius Preserve. Photo: Alan St. John.
Jim Anderson checks a nestbox at the Metolius Preserve. Photo: Alan St. John.
It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Jim Anderson.

A long-time volunteer for the Land Trust, Jim Anderson first got involved when we were a fledgling nonprofit in the early 2000s. Jim was a lifelong naturalist who was especially interested in helping wildlife thrive at Land Trust Preserves. He helped establish some of our initial wildlife lists for our Preserves, built and  installed nesting boxes for birds or flying squirrels, and helped monitor nest boxes once babies began to hatch.

Those who met Jim also knew that he was a lifelong story teller! Combine stories and the natural world and you get an amazing natural history tour. Jim led tours for the Land Trust for many years at many of our protected lands. His tales of the forest, meadow, and high desert combined with a vast knowledge of the natural world delighted many hike participants.

Jim was the Land Trust's Volunteer of the Year in 2020 and you can read the profile we did of him and his wife Sue that year. We will so miss Jim's sunshiny demeanor, love of the natural world, and his willingness to share it with all who listen.

A thousand thanks to Jim for all his dedication and commitment to the Land Trust. We will miss him tremendously!


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