We are pleased to announce that the Deschutes Trails Coalition has hired a new Coordinator! Jana Johnson has a 25-year history working in Trails and Land Management; the past 20 of which have been with the Forest Service in various places across the country – from Idaho to New Hampshire. Since 2016 she has served on the Deschutes National Forest as a Recreation Team Leader, managing multiple program areas that support Recreation. She has also worked with dozens of non-profit trails and conservation organizations across the country as an employee, volunteer, and in partnership with the Forest Service. Her background in Trails Management spans from her early years as a trail crew member to leading the Bend-Fort Rock District Recreation Team of which the Deschutes National Forest’s Trails Program is a part.
Jana lives here with her husband, Chris Joosen, where they enjoy all Central Oregon has to offer.
We welcome and Jana and are looking forward to engaging her passion for sustainable trails for all trail users in Central Oregon!