Brad Chalfant

Brad Chalfant is the founder and executive director of the Deschutes Land Trust. An attorney and public land manager, he was county lands manager for Deschutes County. A resident of Central Oregon for over thirty years, he attended college at the University of Kansas (BGS in geography and economics) and law school at Northwest School of Law in Portland. Brad has explored the Deschutes River Basin as a fisherman, birder, backpacker, backcountry skier, and cyclist. His community service includes serving on the board of the Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts, the Central Oregon Trails Alliance (cofounder), and the Oregon State Parks Commission. He was a member of Senator Ron Wyden’s Central Oregon Recreation Assets Committee, the Newberry National Volcanic Monument Advisory Committee, Central Oregon Geothermal Working Group, Bend Urban Trails Advisory Committee, Deschutes Province Advisory Committee/BLM RAC, the Bend Riverway steering committee, the Greenprint of Deschutes County steering committee, the Deschutes Recreation Assets Committee, the Bend Metro Parks & Recreation District Budget Committee and the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board–Rules Advisory Committees.