Foster Creek Conservation District
Foster Creek Conservation District

Foster Creek Conservation District Staff

Becca Hebron

Natural Resource Specialist

 

Programs:

- Direct Seed

- Soil Health

- NRCS Contracts

- Education & Outreach

 

Contact Information:

rhebron@fostercreekcd.org

509-699-8344 (c)

509-888-6374 (o)

 

Becca developed a love for soil during her time in Bozeman, MT. It grew to a passion the more she learned about the soil's connection to food sustainability and the benefits it provides for the family ranch and farm. From Fargo, North Dakota, Becca graduated from North Dakota State University with a BS in Natural Resources Management and Soils. She has 7 years’ experience conducting soil research tracking soil and microbial responses to best management practice implementation, saline soil mitigation with use of cover crops, and many other research projects throughout North Dakota and here in North Central Washington. She leads the Soil Health and Direct Seed Program and is eager to lend her expertise to North Central Washington farmers in helping them adopt sustainable farming practices to enhance the area’s crop production, economy, and surrounding environment. Becca also takes point with NRCS contracts within the district and helps coordinate education and outreach. When she's not looking at the dirt Becca and her family are always out enjoying all things nature whenever they can, she's an avid forager, hiker, fisherman, camper and snowboarder. 

Ryan Lefler

Natural Resource Specialist

 

Programs:

- Habitat Restoration

- Noxious Weed Control and Mapping

- Biological Controls 

- Douglas County Cooperative Weed Management Area

 

Contact Information:

rlefler@fostercreekcd.org

509-423-5990 (c)

509-423-6376 (o)

 

Ryan was born and raised in Royal City in Grant County, Washington.  After graduating from Western Washington University with a BS in Environmental Science in 2014, he spent 5 years in California working for non-profits, state agencies, and private consulting in habitat restoration, wildlife biology, and large infrastructure construction projects.  Ryan enjoys the pace of life and open space in Douglas County. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, backpacking, and any other excuse to get outside.

Rebecca Schexnayder

Voluntary Stewardship Program Coordinator

 

Programs:

- Voluntary Stewarship Program

 

Contact Information:

rschexnayder@fostercreekcd.org

509-888-6375 (o)

 

Nate Schmidt

Natural Resources Technician

 

Programs:

- Habitat Restoration

Fire-Adapted Communities

- Noxious Weed Management

- Education and Outreach

 

Contact Information:

nschmidt@fostercreekcd.org

509-630-2369 (c)

509-888-6372 (o)

 

Nate found his spark for natural resources as a youngster playing in the woods, creeks and shorelines of the Great Lakes. He went to college in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains where he graduated with a B.S. in Environmental Biology. From there he drove west, working a handful of seasonal jobs in several states before landing in Washington, where he's been for 8 years. He's spent his time working for a few non-profit environmental organizations leading diverse crews of professionals and volunteers in conservation best practices, habitat restoration, and trail building. He's excited to grow his knowledge of the shrub steppe and its wonderful array of wildlife.

Maggie McGillivray

Natural Resource Technician

 

Programs:

- Water Quality Monitoring

- Education & Outreach

 

Contact Information:

mmcgillivray@fostercreekcd.org

509-449-5021 (c)

509-888-6374 (o)

 

Maggie has lived in Douglas County for the past 15 years, raising her children as 7th generation locals. Before planting roots in Waterville, she spent most of her childhood camping, hiking, and fishing all around the Pacific Northwest. As a result of such an adventurous upbringing, she developed a deep-rooted love and appreciation for the natural environment. She attended Central Washington University in Ellensburg, majoring in Anthropology. Her degree focus was on human and environmental interactions, which led her down many different paths: from species reintroduction projects in local watersheds, to multiple-agency collaborations to create sustainable fisheries, and lastly, raising a family to develop an appreciation for their heritage in agriculture and rural living. Maggie is committed to protecting the longevity and health of the land so that this community’s livelihood can continue to thrive for generations to come. She is thrilled to be serving Douglas County as a part of Foster Creek Conservation District.

 

Ruth Walker

Accountant

 

Contact Information:

info@fostercreekcd.org

509-449-5021 (c)

 

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District Manager

 

Programs:

- Administration, District Operations

- District Programs oversight

- Grants

 

Contact Information:

 

 

 

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