Jean-Paul Zagarola

Jean-Paul Zagarola is an ecologist with Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) and has been managing projects for Willamette watershed councils and conservation groups since 2013. He earned a BS at Portland State University where he first became interested in community-based watershed management and restoration and later earned his MS as a Fulbright Scholar studying adaptive ecosystem management strategies in southern Patagonia. Jean-Paul has built a broad social-ecological skill set through his project management experience and education that he relies on to restore and enhance Willamette Valley ecosystems. Outside of work, Jean-Paul regularly enjoys the bounty the Willamette basin has to offer through hiking, biking, paddling and occasionally foraging ingredients for his next home brewed batch of beer or mead. Cheers!