Born in 1920 in Hillsboro, Oregon, Homer Campbell earned undergraduate (1948) and graduate (1963) degrees in fisheries and wildlife from OSU. After receiving his BS degree in 1948, Campbell served as a regional biologist for the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission in La Grande. In 1957, he returned to Corvallis to work for OSU as a coordinating biologist and assistant leader. Campbell's fishery research work continued with the Oregon Department of Fisheries and Wildlife (1960-1971) and again with OSU (1972-1978). Outside of Oregon, Campbell worked in Peru on fishery projects for the United Nations from 1971-1972 and 1978-1980. At OSU, Campbell also helped to integrate the volunteer group Crossroads International into the Office of the International Education.
Very active in environmental issues, Campbell helped to establish the group "Save Our Stratosphere" and served as a board member and president of the Audubon Society of Corvallis. He also worked with the Greenbelt Trust, the Alan Berg Task Force, and the Oregon High Desert Protection Committee. Campbell died in 2002.
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