Fall River Resource Conservation District
Board of Directors & Staff
The FRRCD provides a number of important services to local landowners. Conservation of soil and water on rangeland, pastureland, irrigated cropland, and the water quality of Fall River, Pit River, Hat Creek, Burney Creek and all the watersheds in the district are the focus of the RCD. The residents in the district have benefited from a number of educational workshops on a variety of topics from fuel reduction, to noxious weed control.
The Shasta County Board of Supervisors appoints RCD Directors who serve voluntarily. The Fall River RCD has seven local directors who assume leadership positions within the district by providing direction in their communities natural resource programs.
Bill has been a rancher and farmer for 34 years. Bill has been a partner in the Beaver Creek Ranch for the last 20 years. He’s been a Board member for 18 years.
Born in 1953 in Alturas CA, Don graduated from Shasta College in 1973 with an A.A degree and from CSU Chico in 1975 with a B.S in business Admin. He has a general real estate appraisal license and works in Shasta, Lassen, Modoc, and Plumas. Don and his wife Lani raise cattle and hay on a ranch in Glenburn, CA.
Dan moved his family to the Fall River Valley in 2006 from Vacaville where he was born and raised. He has 30 years experience in Equipment Maintenance and Metal Fabrication.
Farmer and rancher for 28 years. Owns and operates Oilar’s Agricultural Service which farms on a crop share basis and trucking service. Member of the pioneer Oilar Family of the Fall River Valley. He’s been a Board Member for 10 years.
Julie currently serves as the Range Manager for McArthur Swamp. She
grew up on a family owned and operated commercial cow-calf ranch south of Bishop, CA. Her Associate degrees in Agriculture Science and Equine Science were obtained from Feather River College and her Bachelor’s in Animal Science from Chico State. Julie enjoys spending time outdoors and working with livestock, she currently resides in Adin.
Raised in the Sacramento Valley, Clay has been involved in production agriculture for over 25 years. After graduating from Chico State, Clay became a licensed pest control advisor, where he has gained extensive experience servicing growers on a wide variety of crops. Clay married a local girl, and they moved back to the Fall River Valley 13 years ago, to raise the 6th generation. Clay is the manager of the local office of Basin Fertilizer and Chemical Co., and is an Accredited Farm Manager and Accredited Agriculture Consultant. Clay joined the Board in 2011.
Restoration Specialist; Project Manager
Todd Sloat serves as a project manager for a variety of RCD projects. Most of his work focuses on restoring meadows and assisting with project work through the Burney-Hat Creek Community Forest and Watershed Group. Todd grew up in Burney and McArthur, attended UC Davis, and returned home to work and raise his family.
Watershed Recreation Coordinator; Outreach
Garrett owns Symbiotic Restoration and partners with the Fall River RCD on a variety of restoration and recreation projects. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management and Protection from Humboldt State University. Passionate about helping others connect with the outdoors, Garrett is excited to help develop and improve recreation in our community.
Evan Watson grew up in Montgomery Creek and saw first hand the impact of fire when the Fountain Fire destroyed much of the community in 1992. Based on this formative experience, Evan has followed a professional path that seeks to decrease the negative impacts of fire on natural resources and communities. When not working Evan enjoys living in the mountains by running, fishing, and biking.
Sharmie has been working in the resource conservation field for over 25 years and has extensive experience in grant management. She is also employed by the Pit Resource Conservation District. She enjoys the beauty of the intermountain area where she has lived for the past 32 years and feels fortunate to have raised a family in this close knit community.