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Ryan Haugo

Director of Conservation Science, Oregon

Portland, OR

Ryan Haugo, Director of Conservation Science for TNC Oregon

Ryan Haugo Director of Conservation Science at The Nature Conservancy in Oregon © Hannah Letinich/TNC

Areas of Expertise

Conservation science, climate change, natural climate solutions, forest ecology

Media Contact

Kate Natoli
ph. +1 971-275-2182


Ryan is the Director of Conservation Science for The Nature Conservancy in Oregon, leading TNC's efforts across Oregon to develop and communicate a rigorous evidence base to drive conservation actions. Previously, Ryan served as the senior forest ecologist for TNC's Washington and Idaho chapters. He is also an affiliate professor at the University of Washington’s School of Environmental and Forest Science.

After starting his career in environmental education, Ryan earned an MS and PhD from the University of Washington and served as a plant ecologist with the Washington Natural Heritage Program. When not at work, he spends much of his free time traveling across the great Pacific Northwest hiking, biking, and camping with his wife and two young daughters.

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