Jim Hulbert is a retired forester with a career with the USDA Forest Service having served on four National Forests in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Oregon, and Washington, and on the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.  Jim was the Wild and Scenic River Planning Coordinator for the 1986 Omnibus Wild and Scenic Rivers Act for Oregon and Washington. The Act included the Lower White Salmon and Klickitat Rivers and 41 others in Oregon and Washington. Jim also served as the Acting Manager for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area for one year.

Jim can often be found early in the morning at one of his productive fishing spots, the locations of which remain secret.  Jim is an accomplished woodworker of beautiful and useful items, including a large number of bird houses which he installs and maintains in critical habitat sites around the local area.