Damian Fagan

Damian Fagan2

Damian Fagan has been an outdoor recreation instructor at Community Learning since 2010. A former National Park Service seasonal ranger, Fagan worked at Natural Bridges NM, and Arches and Canyonlands National Parks after completing his B.S. in Botany from the University of Washington. After 10 years with the Park Service, Fagan started BUTEO Wildlife Consultants and worked on numerous bird projects in the Southwest mostly focused on threatened or endangered species. Before moving to Bend in 2004, he worked for The Nature Conservancy as a preserve manager in Moab, Utah. Fagan enjoys sharing his knowledge about nature and the outdoors with his courses taking the approach that "the goal is the path." He currently instructs snowshoeing, hiking and birding courses, and leads some overnight trips out of the area. In addition, he has published numerous freelance articles in magazines and newspapers, and has published several hiking and wildflower field guides. 

Damian is the author of the following books:

  • Moab Classic Hikes
  • Arches and Canyonlands National Parks Pocket Guide
  • Canyon County Wildflowers
  • Pacific Northwest Wildflowers
  • A Naturalist’s Guide to the White Rim Trail
COCC Continuing Education courses taught by Damian include:

  • Exploring the Canyon Country of Southeast Utah
  • Hiking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Wildflowers of the Cascades Hiking & Photography
  • Birding

(photo courtesy of Toni Morris)

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