Ed Keith - Deschutes County Forester

The County Forester helps private land owners create defensible space around their homes and helps coordinate fire adapted communities throughout Deschutes County. The position also provides natural resource and forestry recommendations to Deschutes County Commissioners and staff.

The County Forester works with federal, state and other local government agencies on related natural resource issues. Works with county, state and municipality law enforcement agencies to resolve issues during wildland fires.