Tuesday August 23, 2022
Lenny Volland recently retired from Steamboaters’ board, and we want to send a big “THANK YOU” to Lenny and his wife Georgie of 58 years, for your contribution to the North Umpqua River.
Lenny was a PHD in Forest & Rangeland Ecology for the Forest Service, beginning back in the 1960s, and worked throughout the Pacific NW, including Idaho, the Klamath Falls area, and the Region 6 office encompassing the Pacific Northwest.
Lenny served on our board for the last dozen years. He thought our main contribution was based on our credibility, our reliance on the facts and scientific analyses, and our presence and involvement with state & federal agencies in the issues that affect our river and our fish.
Lenny brought a professional perspective to many of the issues facing the North Umpqua and her fishery, and his experience from years working in the Forest Service helped us to interact and advocate more effectively with the agency.
We will miss having Lenny on the board but know he will continue as a Steamboaters member and giving back to the river he cares so much about.
Lenny and Georgie
Lenny on the South Umpqua River
Lenny fishing his homewaters, North Umpqua River