Oregon Public Broadcasting - Retired
Jeff Douglas is joining the TRK Board of Directors after recently retiring from a successful career in broadcasting at OPB and KINK radio.
You may recognize Jeff Douglas
from as the host of OPB's
Oregon Art Beat.
You may not know that he founded KINK radio and was a producer for both Oregon Experience and Oregon Field Guide.
has also used his
orating expertise to host many of TRK
's Annual Gala events.
Jeff lives near Fanno Creek in Tigard and has been involved with the restoration of a wetland near his
is also an avid canoeist, paddling everything from Tualatin flat-water to Class III whitewater.
has taught canoeing and taken several long trips (some nearly 500 miles).
A few years ago, Jeff led the development of a partnership between OPB, the Oregon Invasive Species Council, Nature Conservancy, SOLV and several other organizations to launch an educational campaign about invasive species.
It was a large project with lots of complications that, in the end, turned out quite well thanks in large part to Jeff's perseverance.
The project won the DuPont-Columbia award, the highest award in television journalism.
is particularly interested in how the environment and economy can flourish together.
"My observation is that the public's willingness to invest in the environment is greatly enhanced in a thriving economy.
I think it is the responsibility of environmental organizations to find win/win projects to support, not just be a "no" voice to every development proposal," says Jeff