Land Trust Welcomes New Board Member

Feb 08, 2022
The Deschutes Land Trust would like to welcome our newest Board member, Stacey Forson.


The Land Trust would like to welcome our newest Board member, Stacey Forson, to our team.

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Stacey Forson grew up on her father’s working cattle ranch, east of Bend, Oregon, developing a deep appreciation and connection to public lands and their resources, shaping her passion for the outdoors, as well as her career and academic goals. In 2018, Stacey retired from a rich, diverse, and fulfilling 38 years with the Forest Service. She lived and worked in Prineville during her most recent post as the Forest Supervisor for the Ochoco National Forest and Crooked River National Grassland. In addition to her professional focus on recreation, heritage resource, public collaboration, and integrated land management, she partnered with land trusts and other organizations to acquire and exchange land tracts for the long-term protection and restoration of critical lands.

Stacey holds a Bachelor of Science in Forest Recreation Resources from Oregon State University. Three years ago, she and her husband Ray settled on their small, forested property near La Pine, close to all the outdoor activities they love: hiking, camping, backcountry skiing, paddling, boating, and fly fishing. Stacey is the President of the Friends of Fish Lake, a non-profit partner with the Forest Service for the restoration, maintenance, and interpretation of a historic site and developing education center located on the Willamette National Forest. She is also a co-coordinator of Firewise activities in her neighborhood.