Barton Robison knows firsthand the healing powers of nature and is passionate about removing access barriers so that all Oregonians can know the benefits of time in green space. He leads Willamette Partnership’s work on the Oregon Health & Outdoors Initiative, and his strengths include facilitation, strategy development, and communications.
Throughout his career, he has worked in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors on reducing achievement gaps for underserved and underrepresented communities. His most recent projects include co-authoring the Green Infrastructure & Health Guide and working with a group of Oregonians with spinal cord injuries to develop policy recommendations and design considerations for accessible camping facilities in conjunction with the Oregon State Parks Department.
In addition to his work with the Oregon Health & Outdoors Initiative, Robison also works with Portland’s intravenous-drug-using community at the country’s second-oldest syringe exchange clinic and volunteers with Brown People Camping. He received his Master of Public Administration degree with a focus in natural resource management from Portland State University.