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In 2007 Oregon set a 2020 greenhouse gas reduction goal that is almost 30% below today's levels. How do we get there? In October 2010 the Oregon Global Warming Commission unanimously adopted a roadmap of ideas.

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Natural Resources Committee

Committee Members


  • Matt Donegan* – Co-President, Forest Capital Partners, LLC
  • Russ Hoeflich* – VP/Director, The Nature Conservancy


  • Marvin Brown* – State Forester, Oregon Department of Forestry
  • Katy Coba* – Director, Oregon Department of Agriculture
  • Andrea Durbin* – Executive Director, Oregon Environmental Council
  • Eric Lemelson* – Owner, Lemelson Vineyards
  • Jim Rue* – Businessman
  • Phil Ward* – Director, Oregon Department of Water Resources 

Oregon Global Warming Commission members are noted with an asterisk.

Committee Scope and Function

(Natural Resource Committee Charter, adopted May 2, 2008)

Working cooperatively with relevant state, federal, and local officials, identify the natural resources in Oregon of greatest vulnerability to the projected effects of climate change and:

  • Develop environmental, social, and economic adaptation strategies designed to increase the resiliency of species, ecosystems, and environmental regimes that sustain the economy and social fabric of Oregon, and;
  • Devise mitigation strategies designed to reduce greenhouse gas concentrations via carbon sequestration in ecosystems and through the use of renewable biofuels.

Committee Meetings

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 - 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Monday, June 2, 2008 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Friday, May 2, 2008 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm