Selected by the Board of Forestry as Oregon's 13th State Forester on September 7, 2016, Peter Daugherty leads the Department of Forestry in its mission to serve Oregonians by protecting, managing, and promoting stewardship of Oregon's forests.
Peter joined the Department in 2007 and most recently served as the Private Forests Division Chief. Over the course of his career, he has worked as a private forest economist and a professor of forest management and ecological economics. He also enjoyed time as a U.S. Forest Service research forester.
He has a doctorate in forest management and economics, and two bachelor’s degrees – a B.S. in forestry and a B.A. in political science and dramatic art – all from the University of California at Berkeley. Peter is a member of the Society of American Foresters and the International Society of Ecological Economics.