Clint Nichols provides technical assistance to help rural landowners develop land-use plans that conserve water, maintain water quality, improve soil health, maintain healthy and fire resilient forests, and still allow for economic benefit from working the land.
Much of his experience is in watershed and forestry issues. He worked for the US Forest Service in the Sierra Nevada National Forest studying the impacts of forest thinning treatments on watershed health. Also for the Forest Service, he worked as a timber cruiser in Lassen National Forest, implementing forest thinning practices to reduce wildfire risk, improve forest health, and create wildlife habitat. In Northern California and Southern Oregon, he assisted the Ashland Forest Resilience Stewardship Project, studying natural fire regimes to help manage forest thinning efforts in the Ashland Creek watershed*. While working for the National Park Service, he studied vegetation patterns in Lava Beds National Monument and Crater Lake National Park.
Clint graduated from Southern Oregon University with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, focused on ecology and conservation. He lives in Ashland with his wife and 2 daughters after moving to Oregon from Idaho in 2009.
Much of his educational background applies to rural landowner challenges. His knowledge on subjects such as soil science, plant, fire and aquatic ecology, hydrology, hydrogeology, environmental policy, ecological economics, and resource management, make him a valuable addition to our team. Contact Clint with resource management questions or to schedule an in-person site visit to analyze the resource options for your land.