University of Oregon

Max Beeken

Max Beeken – Conservation Director of the Wild Rivers Land Trust

My experience at OIMB sparked my interest in marine policy and environmental issues and got me interested in the fishing industry. After graduation I worked for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife sampling the catches in the salmon and rockfish fisheries. As a on-board biologist with the National Marine Fisheries Service, I worked for a commercial fishing fleet in Alaska. As such I had the opportunity to explore some very remote places in Alaska and encounter many different types of interesting marine life, and learn first-hand about the policy and environmental issues of the industry. Currently, I am the Conservation Director of the Wild Rivers Land Trust in Port Orford, OR.