Conservation Articles

“We look at the whole picture. If we’re working on a river, we envision a
system that has a whole form and function as a river, supporting all species
that rely on it, including the human element. Agriculture, ranching, humans,
and native fish and game—all can live in a mutually beneficial
way if resources are managed correctly.”


Jim Root has his eye firmly fixed on conservation, sustainability and regeneration because the legacy left for future generations is central to all that he does. The challenge of conservation often lies in the struggle between opposing forces; Jim’s problem-solving skills and ability to see land use holistically make him perfectly suited to listen to all sides and develop mutually beneficial strategies that ultimately result in better conservation practices. By working voluntarily on boards that conserve land, wildlife and resources at the local, national and international levels, Jim has acquired a wealth of information and a unique perspective that he brings to any new conservation project.

Areas of expertise:

  • Credibility with and access to key players in conservation and public policy
  • Ability to look at all uses of land—identifying opportunities for both business and conservation
  • Partnering agricultural operations and environmentally sustainable practices
  • Collaborating with key players and policymakers at the state, federal and international levels

Klamath Basin Rangeland Trust
KBRT endeavors to restore and conserve the quality and the quantity of water in Oregon’s Wood River Valley and upper Klamath Basin.
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Jim Root currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.