Ryan is the Director of Conservation & Science for The Nature Conservancy in Oregon, and leads TNC Oregon’s conservation, stewardship and science teams in the pursuit of equitable conservation outcomes for nature and people.
Previously, Ryan served as science director for TNC in Oregon and as the senior forest ecologist for TNC in Washington and Idaho. 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 worked for 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 daughters.
Oregon Forests Need Fire
Ryan Haugo is the lead author on a recent study about how dry forests in Washington and Oregon are experiencing far less low-severity wildfire compared to a century ago.