Arran comes to Oregon Wild from the political world having worked six years for Congressman Earl Blumenauer. He wore many hats, the most prominent of which was as a communication staffer where he helped craft messaging around transportation, drug reform, and agriculture policy. Before that, he was a Program Leader for the Multnomah Education School District’s Outdoor School program where he taught children environmental science. Out of college he spent several years as a Tour Actor/Director with the Missoula Children’s Theater where he made a poor imitation of wildlife, singing and dancing in bear, wolf, and flytrap costumes.
Oregon has a lot of forests, and great conditions for growing long-lived trees, and those forests store a lot of carbon. Aggressive and unsustainable logging of those forests can contribute heavily to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.