Klamath Lake Land Trust

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


Crystal McMahon

Executive Director

Crystal McMahon

Crystal McMahon grew up in Southern Oregon and has worked for a social service agency called Options for Southern Oregon since 2001. Crystal completed a Master of Science in Psychology in 2009 and is currently employed at Options as the Director of the Oregon Supported Employment Center for Excellence, which helps people overcome barriers to employment. 

Crystal was a founding member of the Klamath Lake Land Trust and previously served in roles of the Executive Director and Board President. Crystal has a longstanding interest in the natural world, including birds, fish and wildlife. She and several associates own 400 acres located on forest, sage steppe or along streams in Klamath County, that they're protecting and restoring for wildlife habitat. Crystal served as the Board President for the Lomakatsi Restoration Project, which is a restoration organization with a focus on social justice. She has served on the Lomakatsi Board from 2008-2018, and she recently joined the Native Fish Society as the River Steward for the Sycan River


Natosha Alexander

Conservation Manager

Natosha was born and raised in Klamath Falls. She received an Associate of Applied Science from Klamath Community College in 2011, and is currently working towards a Bachelor of Environmental Science  with an emphasis in watershed science at Oregon Institute of Technology. She has done extensive in-the-field research concerning ornithology and entomology and has had her work exhibited at OIT and published in the Herald and News. Natosha is the mother of three very active children and has been a volunteer coach for Special Olympics Oregon Klamath County for the past 12 years.

Lisa Bertash

Outreach Coordinator

Lisa joined Klamath Lake Land Trust, as a volunteer, in October, 2016.  Lisa moved to the Klamath Basin in April 2016 and is thoroughly enjoying exploring this wild and wondrous land.  Lisa grew up in Portland, Oregon and spent her childhood summers camping, hiking, swimming and fishing in the Mt. Hood wilderness.  Lisa's father instilled in all his children a sense of respect for the environment, a responsibility to steward the land, and a great sense of wonder for all of nature.

Debra Day

Grants Manager

Debra Day was born in Missouri, and since has lived in several places throughout the country.  After moving to Klamath Falls twice, for a total of eight years and counting, Debra has decided that this is the place she wants to call home.  Debra completed her education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, receiving a Master of Science in Psychology, with an emphasis on applied research.  She has always been passionate about all things native, especially native plants and freshwater invertebrates.  Debra began volunteering her grant writing skills at Klamath Lake Land Trust in 2015 and says that conservation work is "where her heart is".  Her newest endeavor is volunteering at "Badger Run Wildlife Rehabilitation".     

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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