Nils D. Christoffersen is the Executive Director of Wallowa Resources, an organization he joined in 1999 as the first Field Program Manager. Wallowa Resources is a community based non-profit working to sustain working lands, and associated livelihoods, in Wallowa County. Over the past 17 years, Mr. Christoffersen has managed the development of Wallowa Resources’ watershed stewardship and education programs, as well as their for-profit subsidiary investments in wood products, biomass and renewable energy. In support of the investments in wood products and biomass investments, Mr. Christoffersen has led multiple analyses of raw material supplies, supply chains, and delivered log prices.
He has a Bachelor’s in Economics from Williams College (Massachusetts), and a Master’s in Forestry from Oxford University (UK). His work experience includes 6 years in Eastern and Southern Africa, with an emphasis on community based natural resource management. Previously, Mr. Christoffersen served as Executive Director for the US Office of Africa Resources Trust, and Regional Program Coordinator for the IUCN’s Regional Office in Southern Africa. Short-term engagements include work with the European Commission on matters related to CITES, elephants and marine mammals, and field work in Australia (livestock), UK (forestry), Norway (forestry and fishing), and Israel (agriculture).
Nils serves on the Oregon Board of Forestry, and is the Chair of that Board’s Sub-Committee on Federal Forests. He previously served on the National Commission on Science for Sustainable Forestry (2003-2008), and Chaired the Governor of Oregon’s Eastside Forest Advisory Panel from 2003-2005.
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