Jason Robison became the Natural Resources Director at the Cow Creek Umpqua Tribe of Indians, an Indian Tribe that has Government Offices located in Roseburg, Oregon, in July, 2014. He is also a managing partner at Northwest Resource Solutions, LLC, an environmental consulting firm founded in April, 2013, that is also based in Roseburg, Oregon.
His B.S. and M.S. degrees in Fisheries and Wildlife Management were both awarded from Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. He has been involved in Tribal environmental programs for more than ten years. He has worked in fisheries and wildlife management, environmental management, cultural resource management, and forest management. He has worked on both the east and west sides of the Cascade Mountains.
Jason Robison, besides a wide range of experience in natural resource management, also has strong knowledge and experience in the implementation of environmental policy specifically with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA). He is also familiar with land acquisition processes and is trained in reviewing and evaluating potential Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs) through the Environmental Site Assessment process. He has developed intergovernmental agreements between Tribes, local, state, federal agencies, and private organizations. He has also participated in multiple basin-wide collaborative aquatic restoration processes in the Coquille, Umpqua, and Rogue River Basins.
He has impressive experience in federal forest management policy development, legislative development, forest operations planning and implementation, and third party certification of Tribal lands.
His work, vision, and dedication to Tribal forestry resulted in his being awarded the 2012 Intertribal Timber Council’s National Earle Wilcox Memorial Individual Achievement Award for the Northwest.
He is an outdoorsman. His free time is spent hunting, fishing, camping, and mountain biking with his family.