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A piping plover on a Maine beach.


Lisa worked in a variety of natural resource and information and education positions for 21 years in Missouri and Oregon before starting her own business in 2001. She enjoys helping organizations achieve their communication needs.


She is an accomplished public speaker and facilitator, and enjoys the challenges and rewards of bringing stakeholders with diverse interests together to develop a shared vision. Lisa is passionate about the need to wisely manage and conserve natural resources and to ensure the public has information to support sound policy and management decisions.


Lisa has numerous FEMA certifications in support of co-facilitating rapid response exercises for aquatic invasive species in the western states.


She has certifications in:

  • IS-00120.C: An Introduction to Exercises

  • IS-00130.A: How to be an Exercise Evaluator

  • IS-00700.B: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System

  • IS-235.C: Emergency Planning

  • KT 146a: Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)

  • Wildland Fire Investigation Training


Lisa was appointed to the OSU Graduate Faculty in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences Marine Resource Management Program in 2021. She is an Affiliate Faculty member of the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences and a Courtesy Faculty Member in the Environmental Sciences Graduate Program at Oregon State University.

She is a member of Trout Unlimited (sponsor), Audubon Society, Friends of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Charles F. Allen Legacy Society (University of Maine Foundation) and Fly Fishers International.

M.S. University of Maine at Orono - Wildlife Management

B.S. University of Maine at Orono - Wildlife Management

B.A. University of Maine at Orono - Journalism




  • In 2022, Lisa received a Partnership Excellence Award from the California Fish Passage Advisory Committee for excellence in partnerships and development of the statewide Fish Passage Advisory Committees.

  • In 2014, Lisa received the Sandra Denyes Diedrich Award by the State of Oregon for extraordinary efforts to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species.

  • In 2009, Lisa received the Award for Professional Excellence from the University of Maine at Orono for recognition of years of service to the wildlife profession.  

  • In 1984, Lisa was certified a member of the Xi Sigma Pi Forestry Honor Society at the University of Maine at Orono for maintaining a high rank in scholarship and personal achievement in forest resources management. She also received the Joseph Rossignol Memorial Scholarship from the University of Maine at Orono.

  • In 1983, Lisa received the Maine Audubon Society Scholarship (Penobscot Chapter).

  • In 1982, Lisa received the Penobscot County Conservation Club Award.


Lisa created the James R. Gilbert and Donna M. Gilbert Wildlife Legacy Scholarship at the University of Maine at Orono to support undergraduates pursuing a career in wildlife management.

Lisa is a member of the Stream Guardian Society for pledging a gift to Trout Unlimited to ensure wild native trout and salmon will continue to thrive and survive.

CEO Lisa DeBruyckere and dog Bruno
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