Jake was recently spotted in Glide at the UVFF Fly Tying Festival manning an information table then again manning a table at the Rogue on the Fly event at Indian Mary Park. Jake is the Native Fish Society Southern Regional Manager, overseeing the organization’s work in Southern Oregon and Northern California. The NFS is an organization that works to protect and recover wild, native fish across the Pacific Northwest.
Jake works with local people to provide up to date information and monitoring on the ground and helps them be more effective at protecting sensitive native fish populations and their habitats. Teamwork is usually the optimal situation.
Jake, a fisherman and outdoorsman is eager to be a driving force to protect the native fish. Jake came to Southern Oregon from Colorado where he studied environmental policy and earned a Masters Degree in Political Science from Colorado State University. It looks like he found a home.