Saul Weisberg, MS
Saul recently retired after 35 years as executive director and co-founder of North Cascades Institute, a conservation education organization whose mission is to inspire environmental stewardship through transformative learning experiences in nature. He has extensive experience engaging with rural communities in environmental education, conservation and recreation in the Upper Skagit Valley in Whatcom and Skagit Counties.
Saul worked as a wilderness ranger, field biologist, commercial fisherman, and fire lookout before starting the institute in 1986. He has been adjunct faculty at Huxley College of the Environment, and a contributing editor to the Journal of Natural History Education and Experience and the Journal of Environmental Education. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Environmental Education Association of Washington, Association of Nature Center Administrators, Natural History Network, Alliance for Wilderness Education and Stewardship, and the Dudley Foundation. Saul lives in Bellingham, Wash., where he writes poems, watches birds, bugs and wildflowers, and goes canoeing in the rain.
He teaches NL 554 Board Governance as Collaborative Leadership in the Pacific University Master of Nonprofit Leadership program.