Upper Deschutes Home Rivers Initiative Project Manager
Western Water and Habitat Program
Bend, Oregon 97708
Darek has been living and working in Bend, Oregon for TU for the past 5 years and in the Pacific Northwest for the past 12 years, and running the Upper Deschutes Initiative since it began 5 years ago. With a background in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology from Utah State University, he has been studying fish and rivers for the past 20 years throughout the West and into Alaska. Work has been focused on scientific research, restoration ecology or education, and his background includes a Masters of Education in Natural Science Education with a focus on Watershed Based Service Learning.