Damian Fagan

Damian Fagan2

A former National Park Service seasonal ranger, Damian 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. He has published numerous freelance articles in magazines and newspapers, and has published several hiking and wildflower field guides. 

Damian has taught a series of hiking, birding, snowshoe and skiing classes for COCC since 2010.  He now leads occasional outdoor recreation trips for COCC Community Learning as his schedule as Communications Manager at the High Desert Museum allows.

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

(photo courtesy of Toni Morris)

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