Joseph Heller served on the Whatcom Conservation District Board of Supervisors from May 2008 to March 2018. Joe passed away on November 3, 2021.

Joe was born in Bellingham and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Resources from the University of Washington. After working for the US Forest Service for 35 years, he retired in 2005. Joe served in many organizations, contributing greatly to his community and to conservation.

Joe’s obituary is available here. Memorial donations may be made to Whatcom County Fire District 14, P.O. Box 482, Sumas, WA 98295 in Joe’s name.

Editor’s note: Many contributors to the success of Washington State’s conservation district are memorialized in the Washington Conservation Society‘s Leaving a Legacy book. We invite you to view the book and consider supporting the good work of the Society!