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Lisa Foster

Lisa Foster

Wilderness Stewardship Coordinator


(541) 330-2638, ext. 312


Lisa is a fourth-generation Central Washingtonian with agricultural community roots. She grew up backpacking in the North Central Cascades, with sagebrush steppe as her backyard. She joined ONDA’s development team in 2016 and shifted into this stewardship role in summer 2018.

After moving to Minnesota to attend St. Olaf College, she was surprised to discover that large tracts of public lands were not ubiquitous. Lisa earned her bachelor’s degree, with a double major in biology and economics, and returned to the Pacific Northwest to conduct botany and wildlife surveys for the U.S. Forest Service with a renewed sense of the importance of public lands.

Having skied, backpacked, rafted, and biked around the U.S., Europe, Argentina, and Chile, she maintains that the Pacific Northwest is most beautiful place on earth. She coaches the Mount Bachelor Sports Education Foundation Alpine Team, enjoys backcountry skiing, mountain biking, botanizing, and long walks in the desert and knows where to find all the best milkshakes in eastern Oregon. 

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