Applegate Partnership & Watershed Council
Applegate Partnership & Watershed Council

About Us

The Applegate Partnership & Watershed Council is a community-based non-profit organization whose mission is “to promote ecosystem health across the Applegate watershed through stewardship, education and restoration carried out in partnership with landowners, agencies and other interested parties while contributing to local economic and community well-being.” 


Our Staff is made up three natural resources professionals.  


Our Board of Directors is made up of nine highly dedicated Applegate Valley residents and a professional that works in the Applegate Valley.  Our Board volunteers hundreds of hours every year.


We are currently seeking additional board members.  If you would like to support us by helping with our work, then do not hesitate to contact us.  A helping hand is always greatly appreciated!


The following information can be located on this page:

  • List of the Board of Directors
  • Staff/Bios and Contacts

More information can be found via the following links:

Applegate Watershed Map
Map showing streams, 4th & 5th field HUCs, fish distribution, barrier distribution and riparian restoration project sites.
Applegate_WS Maps_HUCINFO_POSTER_SMLR.pd[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [2.3 MB]
2013 APWC Annual Report
Articles provided in report: 1) Beating Back Conflict, describing the APWC's long history of collaboration; 2) the Thompson Creek Habitat Restoration Project.
APWC Annual Report_2013_8.5x11.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.4 MB]
2014 APWC General Info Presentation
This presentation will give you some background information on watershed councils and the Applegate Partnership & WC in general and will provide some more information on our current projects. It is 23 pages.
2014.6.24 APWC General Presentation.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [6.9 MB]

Applegate Library Link to Information and Map

Board Members

APWC 2019-2020 Executive Board Members

Jack Shipley, Board Chair

Cathy Rogers, Vice Chair

Geoff Becker, Treasurer

Barbara Summerhawk, Secretary

Aaron Kirkava, Board Member At Large

Kirsten Shockey, Board Member At Large


APWC Board Members

Jack Shipley (1992)

Geoff Becker (2005)

Mel Wann (2008)

Aaron Krikava (2009)

Barbara Summerhawk (2012)

Kirsten Shockey (2013)

Alan Journet (2013)

Cathy Rogers (2018)

Heidi Martin (2019)

David Russel (2019)




  • Don Bellville (2013-2018)
  • Greg Stratton (2012-2017)
  • Barbara Hughey (2008-2015)
  • Donna Chickering (2012-2017)
  • Jason Strauss (2015-2020)
  • Jakob Shockey, Restoration Prog. Mngr. (2013-2020)


Janelle Dunlevy

Executive Director


Phone: 541 899-9982


Janelle, based in Medford Oregon, has brought together several years of experience as an Oregon State Police, Fish & Wildlife Division Oregon Plan Trooper, working directly with Oregon’s natural resource agencies and the Rogue Basin watershed councils as head of the Rogue Basin Coordinating Council, fish passage project manager and recently as a consultant on wetland delineations. She is constantly working to expand her experience and education to fuel her drive to ensure proper coordination in the use of Oregon’s rivers, streams and natural resources.  She has a B.S. in Wildlife Science and a B.S. in Fisheries Science from Oregon State University.  She has been with APWC since February 2011.

Julie Cymore

GIS Technician & Hydrologist

E-mail: (best contact option)

Phone:  541-890-9765


Julie, is a Southern Oregon University graduate (B.S. Geology and minor Biology) with an educational background in hydrology, geology, ecology and botany.  She is a former Hydrologist with the BLM in Montana where she managed stream surveys, riparian restoration, rangeland improvement projects, and dam removal projects.  She has over six years of experience in water resources working in Oregon, Idaho, Montana and California including developing monitoring programs, field surveys and data collection, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and invasive species removal.  She managed the APWC 2014 Thompson/Slate/Humbug Creek Barrier Assesment project as a contractor.  Her background and skills make her a huge asset to the APWC and a welcome member of our staff.


Nathan Gehres

Habitat Restoration Project Manager

E-mail: (best contact option)

Phone:  541-



Caleb Galloway

Provolt Riparian Restoration Project Manager

E-mail: (best contact option)

Phone:  541-



Jennifer Payne

AP Education & Outreach Program Director



Jennifer Payne is an Applegate Valley resident. She is a credentialed teacher, and she is the former Water Quality Education & Outreach Program Director for the City of Chico,CA. Jennifer has worked with tribes, integrating indigenous arts, culture and language into educational programs.



Liz Bardon

AP Office Administrator




Chas Rogers

Williams Creek Watershed Council Coordinator



Chas has worked with stream restoration projects for over 10 years and has developed habitat for salmon on several streams in the Applegate Valley.  As a geologist and project manager for Williams Creek Watershed Council, he has completed several important studies and surveys that have led to completion of complex stream improvement projects in the Williams Creek sub-watershed.  He has worked with the APWC on large wood instream restoration on a portion of our Thompson Creek Restoration Project.  He is the Coordinator for the Williams Creek Watershed Council and continues to work on a instream restoration projects in the Williams Creek Watershed.

Jakob Shockey

Restoration Program Manager (2013-Mar. 2020)


Jakob, is a local resident of the Applegate Watershed.  He understands the powerful tie between the engagement of the local community and successful natural resource efforts, having been raised in the Thompson Creek Drainage.  He brought a vast array of skills and apptitude for learning to the APWC as the Restoration Project Manager.  His education (B.S. in Wildlife Biology), youthful perspective, collaborative skills and his diligent work ethic helped him grow and expand the Riparian Program and other programs in the Applegate Watershed.  


Jakob is working with the Beaver Coalition now focusing on policy change and habitat restoration.  We wish him the best of luck on his new adventure.

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