The Hoh River Trust is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation formed in February 2004 by Western Rivers Conservancy and the Wild Salmon Center to own and actively steward land that was being acquired by Western Rivers Conservancy along the Hoh River on Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula. The Trust currently owns just under 5,000 acres of river land between the Olympic National Park boundary and the Pacific Ocean.


Staff & Board

The Hoh River Trust staff includes an Executive Director and a part time Land Steward. This staff of effective professionals has years of experience in organizational management and development, habitat restoration, forestry, fisheries, and project management. Our Board of Directors is made up of prominent regional business people, academics, conservationists, resource managers, and leaders from the local community.

Mike Hagen, Executive Director

Bob Howell, Land Steward (Part Time)


Board of Directors

Peter Braman - Board Chair; Technology Sales Executive

Duke Eide - Board Treasurer; Accounting Professional

Jim Jones - Technology Executive

Josh Kling - Western Rivers Conservancy

James Mahoney

Mat Millenbach - Western Rivers Conservancy

Roger Oakes - Board Secretary

Gregg Renkes

Gary Peterson - Peak 6 Adventure Store; Hoh valley resident

Advisory Board

Sue Doroff - President, Western Rivers Conservancy

Emeritus Board

Randy Messenbrink - Retired forester; Forks community leader

David Montgomery - Professor of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington