Staff bio page for Rob Klavins.
Northeast Oregon Field Coordinator Robert Klavins joined the Oregon Wild team in 2008. After growing up hiking, fishing, and exploring the Midwest, Rob was moved to action by seeing the destruction of once intact landscapes.
After earning his bachelor's degree in biology and ecology from Lawrence University, he was drawn to the big, wild places of the Pacific Northwest and took a job teaching outdoor education with OMSI. He then spent a year traveling the country working on local environmental campaigns as a community organizer with Green Corps.
After spending two years teaching young people about Oregon's environment and a year organizing on environmental issues in other places, Rob wanted to start fighting for the things he cared most about – preserving our wildlife and wild places for future generations – in the place he cared most about – Oregon.
Rob works on a number of issues including roadless area protections, wolf and wildlife recovery, and public lands policy. He also still gets folks outdoors and engages his organizing roots by coordinating Oregon Wild's outdoors program. In 2012, Rob's work at Oregon Wild was recognized with a prestigious Skidmore Prize.
Rob has dual citizenship with Australia. He is an avid hiker, traveler, wildlife watcher and is a rabid fan of the Portland Timbers and 13-time World Champion Green Bay Packers.