Klamath Lake Land Trust

 ... Dedicated to preserving the natural legacy of the Upper Klamath Basin


Mika Blain

Board President

Mika was born and raised in Klamath Falls and graduated from Henley High School. She received her A.A. from Oregon Institute of Technology, before transferring to Rutgers University in New Jersey.  After receiving her B.A. from Rutgers, Mika received her Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law.  In law school, Mika focused her studies on environmental law with an emphasis in water law.

Raised on a farm, Mika understands the delicate balance needed to support the agricultural economy in the Basin while also preserving Klamath Basin’s extensive natural resources. Mika also volunteers her time as the President of the Klamath County Bar Association.  In her private time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Zach and son, Sterling.

Eve Costello

Vice President

Eve grew up on a dairy farm in Tillamook, Oregon where she was involved with equestrian and dairy studies in 4-H. She obtained a BS in Political Science at the University of Oregon.  She later worked with a D.C. law firm, before returning to the University of Oregon for law school. After a season with Amnesty International, she began working as criminal defense attorney in Klamath Falls.  Her community involvement has included serving as president of the Klamath Basin Audubon Society, fundraising director for the skate park, and she served on the County Planning Commission for at least three years. She continues to serve on the Klamath Lake Land Trust board of directors while enjoying fishing, hunting, hiking, biking, nonfiction reading, and learning Spanish and guitar.

Anne Wenner


Anne Wenner has lived in Klamath Falls since 1989. She has a B.S. In Natural Resources from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Science from the University of Florida. Her areas of expertise included exotic animal introductions and endangered species. She is one of the founding members of the Klamath Watershed Partnership (formerly the Klamath Basin Ecosystem Foundation) and is also on the Board of the Klamath Basin Brewing Company. She has been co-coordinator of the Winter Wings Festival for three years.  She is looking forward to being on the board of the Klamath Lake Land Trust and believes that the organization fills a critical gap in conservation and restoration of lands in the Klamath Basin.

Yasha Rohwer

Dr. Rohwer earned his PhD from the University of Missouri in 2012. He then went on to be the Postdoctoral Fellow for the Mizzou Advantage One Health/One Medicine Initiative at the University of Missouri, where he researched the ethics of cognitive enhancement and developed a new course on that topic. Dr. Rohwer specializes in philosophy of science, applied ethics, and epistemology. He has developed many new philosophy courses for the students at Oregon Tech—including philosophy of science courses, logic courses and courses in applied ethics. Dr. Rohwer is the faculty advisor for Oregon Tech’s Philosophy Club.

Dr. Rohwer is currently working on research projects in environmental ethics, bioethics, and, of course, the philosophy of science. He has published in Philosophy of ScienceSynthese, and The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. When he is not working, Dr. Rohwer loves to explore the abundant natural beauty of the Klamath Falls area with his family.

Danielle Johnson Hereford 

Danielle Hereford earned a Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Nevada in 2006. After conducting research throughout Nevada and California, she went back to school and earned a Masters of Science in Biology from the University of Nevada. Danielle's research specializes in population dynamics and population genetics. Danielle has extensive experience working in riparian and great basin ecosystems. Her love for public land and conservation drew her to join the Klamath Lake Land Trust, and eventually, the Board of Directors. Danielle moved to Klamath Falls with her family in 2014. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, running, fishing, hunting, and skiing.


Bill Wright

Bill and his wife, Marie, retired to Klamath Falls in 2006 after spending several years searching the west for the best, most beautiful community in which to grow old.  He has a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University and spent 32 years as a chronic disease epidemiologist with the California Cancer Registry of the California Department of Health Services.  Since arriving in Klamath Falls, Bill has served on the Boards of Klamath Hospice, Klamath Yacht Club, and Friends of Moore Park.  He currently serves on the Board of Friends of Crater Lake National Park.  He enjoys sailing, snow shoeing, and meandering through Moore Park.  He believes that serving with Klamath Lake Land Trust he can assist in building a vibrant, lasting legacy for present and future generations in our basin.


Klamath Lake Land Trust

The Klamath Lake Land Trust is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. PO Box 5142 Klamath Falls, OR 97601

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