Favorite Place in the Northwest:Pasayten Wilderness
Favorite Northwest Animal:Gulo gulo (after all, I'm a foodie too... with an attitude)
Michael Liu leads our Forest Field Program work on the Okanogan National Forest, including coordinating with the North Central Washington Forest Health Collaborative and Methow and Entiat ranger districts, as well as the Tonasket Ranger District of the Colville National Forest.
Michael Liu works out of Twisp with a focus on forests in north-central Washington. Mike recently retired after 36 years with the U.S. Forest Service, including as Methow Valley District Ranger. Mike grew up in southern California and gained a love of the woods from scouting. He received his undergraduate degree in Forest Management from Humboldt State University and certificates in Silviculture and Forest Engineering from Oregon State and Washington State Universities; along with many honors and awards for exemplary service throughout his career. Mike volunteers with the Forest Service and Backcountry Horsemen to clear trails, and the Loup Loup Ski Bowl to teach and guide sledders on the Bear Mountain Luge Experience. Mike also serves on the Board of Directors for Methow Trails and is currently leading a committee working to establish a commuter trail that would connect Twisp and Winthrop. Mike is looking forward to using his years of experience in public land management to support Conservation Northwest’s mission.