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Wayne Krieger
Tree Farm & Cattle Ranch Owner / Former State Representative

Wayne and his wife Colleen have six children, 14 grandchildren, two great Grandchildren and 12 foster children (not all at once). He is a native of Oregon and was raised in Seaside Oregon. Wayne graduated from OIT now called OTI in Klamath Falls in 1961. He was with the Oregon State Police for over 27 years, in the game enforcement division, enforcing fish and wildlife and environmental laws, and retired in 1991. He came to the South Coast in 1964 on his first assignment.

He alone — or with his wife — has been recognized as;

  • Coos-Curry Tree Farmer of the Year- 1981
  • Oregon Tree Farmer of the Year-1992
  • National Tree Farmers of the Year- 1993
  • Stewardship in Forestry award-1993

Wayne was a member of and involved with the following—

  1. Member of the Rogue River Watershed Council and the Euchre Creek Watershed Council
  2. Curry Anadromous Fishermen and Curry Guides Association
  3. Past Legislative Committee member of Ophir Grange #767
  4. Coos/Curry Small Woodlands and Oregon Small Woodlands
  5. Northwest Woodland Owners Council
  6. National Woodland Owners Association
  7. Oregon Tree Farm System Executive Board
  8. National Tree Farm System – past Executive Board Member
  9. Past Forestry advisor for former State Representative Walt Schroeder
  10. Selection Committee for Oregon State University Extension Agents
  11. Curry County Search and Rescue
  12. Member of the Oregon State Board of Forestry
  13. Member of the Oregon Water Enhancement Board [OWEB] – Formerly the governor’s Water Enhancement Board [GWEB]
  14. Member of the Forest Industries Council on Taxation that met in Washington D.C.
  15. Member of the Keep Oregon Green Committee
  16. Wayne Just retired after16 years in the Oregon State Legislature as a State Representative for District 1