Forest and Watershed Campaign Organizer Jason Gonzales learned to love the outdoors as a child in the Sierra Nevada mountains, exploring the granite domes, freezing rivers, and giant pines on public lands around Yosemite National Park. These days, he lives in the lovely Oregon Coast Range with his wife and two kids, where he spends much of his time hiking, kayaking and observing the range’s notorious patchwork of ownership and forestry rules.
Jason is passionate about helping others see the watershed as a complete and connected ecosystem that deserves protection. He is also passionate about predator defense, hoping to leave the next generation an Oregon with wolves in the Coast Range and grizzly bears in the Cascades.
He is very excited to join Oregon Wild and be working to help folks protect the forests and streams that are Oregon’s own backyard.