Josh Kling is the Conservation Director for Western Rivers Conservancy and has been working for the organization since 1999. Josh manages land conservation projects in Washington, Oregon and California and helps oversee WRC’s Conservation Program, which spans 11 western states. Prior to joining WRC, Josh spent eight years working for the U.S. Forest Service at the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, where he specialized in ecological monitoring. Josh is a board member with the Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center and Hoh River Trust and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Marie C. & Joseph C. Wilson Foundation.
He holds a B.S. in biology from Lewis & Clark College. Josh’s commitment to river conservation is rooted in his lifelong passion for the outdoors, his love of boating and hiking, and his belief that people, young and old, always feel healthier when they have time on a river.
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