Stuart Garrett

Dr. Garrett has a long-standing interest in natural history, particularly local botany and geology. He practiced family medicine in Bend from 1978 to 2012. He co-founded the local chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon and served as state president of NPSO. He has served on the state boards of The Nature Conservancy, the Oregon Environmental Council, the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, and the Native Plant Society of Oregon. He was Chairman of the Newberry Volcanoes Citizens Committee, which successfully sought the Congressional designation of the Newberry National Volcanic Monument in 1990. He is the author of The Newberry National Volcanic Monument: An Oregon Documentary. He was named Oregon's Doctor-Citizen of the Year by the Oregon Medical Association in 1991 and Bend's Citizen of the Year in 1990 by the Bend Chamber of Commerce. In 2003 he won the High Desert Museum’s Donald Kerr Award, which is given yearly for volunteer efforts to conserve Oregon’s High Desert ecosystems. He was named a Fellow of the NPSO in 2009. The Bend Memorial Clinic awarded Dr Garrett the BMC Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to BMC and the Bend Community in 2012 in the areas of quality healthcare and leadership. In 2014 he received the Alice Elshoff Desert Conservation Award from the Oregon Natural Desert Association. He was the volunteer of the year for the East Cascades Audubon Society in 2017.