Friday, April 22, 2011

4/21 Andrew Apodaca Talks With Dan Van Slyke, Rancher and Executive Director for Wildlife Safari

Born and raised in Roseburg, Oregon Dan’s family originated from the original pioneer Rose family who settled in the Umpqua Valley in the early 1840’s. Dan is married to his high school sweetheart Trace and they have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.

Dan and Trace own and operate a 200 acre ranch in the mountains of Glide, Oregon. They produce an organic cow/calf operation and maintain a timber management program on their property.

Dan graduated from Roseburg High School in 1973. After attending Oregon State University he began a career in small business where he owned and operated several retail grocery stores, a produce company, a restaurant and a logging company.

Dan has spent many years in community development and served as a county commissioner for Douglas County. Dan is currently the executive director for Wildlife Safari. The safari is a 600 acre drive-through wildlife park with an emphasis on education and conservation.

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