Katie Voelke, the director of the North Coast Land Conservancy, will finish this season’s World of Haystack Rock series with a discussion, “Conservation, Land, and Public Access: The Pros and Cons. Join the Discussion.”
Katie was raised in a home under oak trees, where she spent many hours collecting bugs, making mud pies with her sister, and camping and hiking in the summers. She is sure that this life-long exposure to the natural world is what led her on a path to study biology in school. Katie settled on Oregon’s north coast with her husband, Scott, in 2003. She has spent time doing field work with the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife before she found her calling at the North Coast Land Conservancy (NCLC).
In 2005, Katie started as the first Stewardship Director, working under founding Executive Director, Neal Maine. After three years learning the ropes alongside Neal, Katie took the helm in 2008 as Executive Director. Although her job at NCLC keeps her inside more than she would like, Katie manages to get her fix of the outdoors by following in her parents’ footsteps: collecting bugs with her three sons and spending summers hiking and camping with family.
This event is free and open to the public. This is the last talk for the 2018-2019 series in the World of Haystack Rock. Join us again for another fascinating tour of the outdoor world this fall.