Michael Karnosh
Michael Karnosh

Vice President & Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde

Michael Karnosh (Vice President) is the Timber Resource Program Manager at the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. Michael has been with the Grand Ronde Tribe for 25 years and has worked in the Tribe’s Natural Resources, Land and Culture, and Ceded Lands departments. His current job duties include the sustainable management of Tribal forest lands for timber harvest and other values, provision of firewood and other non-timber forest products for Tribal members, and maintenance of the Tribe’s forest road system for recreational, timber, and firefighting access, in accordance with Tribal laws, plans, and regulations.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources from the University of Idaho and a Juris Doctor with a Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from Lewis and Clark Law School. He has served previously on the Boards of two Oregon nonprofits, Friends of Historic Champoeg and Clackamas River Basin Council. Michael served on the Interdisciplinary Teams for two of the Tribe’s past Natural Resource Management Plans, and is serving on the team developing the Tribe’s next plan.