Lorren Oesch

Voter Outreach Specialist




As a Voter Outreach Specialist, Lorren helps advocate for conservation champions during elections by texting and engaging in conversations with voters and members of the public in order to defend Idaho’s public lands, and promote clean energy and water throughout our wonderful state.

My story

I am a conservation voter because I believe in aspiring towards a reciprocal relationship with the natural world for the benefit of all. 

I grew up in Caldwell, Idaho on a hobby farm and am very thankful to have been instilled with a connection to the land and food since childhood. We enjoyed camping and fishing as a family. 

I lived in Virginia while studying peacebuilding and development. During this time I was fortunate to be able to travel outside the country, seeing how outdoor play is universal in its connection to community health, and that the health of our planet affects livelihoods everywhere. 

After moving back to Idaho I received my certification as a Master Naturalist through the Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge and my eyes were reopened to the beauty of the sagebrush steppe and desert forests of Idaho. Getting my hands in the dirt on a farm and nurseries in Caldwell following, added to my growing fascination of what it means to be in community and sustain each other. 

I am passionate about working towards an equitably accessible outdoors, lifting up marginalized wisdom and practices of stewardship towards the earth, and hope to make space for wonder as we discover our part in nature, and the duty we have to protect it through policy. 


  • Hesston College: Associate of Arts in Social Work
  • Eastern Mennonite University: Bachelor of Arts in Peacebuilding and Development


Rock scrambling in the Owyhees, swimming in the Boise River, climbing, attending concerts, tending to Willow tree cuttings, and gardening.