Recreation and Rivers, with Lisa Machnik, PhD
Our speaker, Dr. Lisa Machnik, will take us for a journey into the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act: the historical context, the fundamentals of the Act, how rivers are managed, and:
The Wild and Scenic Rivers of Central Oregon – how lucky we are to have these resources in our backyard!
Beer by Boneyard!
Presented by the Coalition for the Deschutes and Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe.
Door at 5:00 pm, program begins at 7:00 pm
RSVP. Suggested donation: $5/person at the door
Lisa Machnik bio:
Dr. Machnik is the Recreation, Heritage, Lands, and Partnerships staff officer on the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and Crooked River National Grassland. An avid backpacker, canoeist, trail runner and skier, Lisa worked as a backcountry guide in Canada and New Zealand before completing her PhD at Clemson University, where she also worked with the National Park Service in their Interpretive Development Program. She joined the Forest Service as a Presidential Management Fellow in 2007.
After working on the Sawtooth and Salmon-Challis National Forests, and in the Intermountain Regional Office, Lisa spent 5 years as the Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest’s Wilderness, Wild and Scenic Rivers, and Congressionally Designated Areas Program Manager. Lisa has worked on ecotourism development projects around the world, including Dominica, Brazil, Gabon, Mali, and Madagascar.
She considers herself incredibly lucky to work and live in Central Oregon with people who share a passion for trails, wilderness, rivers, and outdoor adventures.