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!
Applegate Library Link to Information and Map
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)
PAST BOARD MEMBERS & STAFF
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.
GIS Technician & Hydrologist
E-mail: email@example.com (best contact option)
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.
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.
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.
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.
We want your ideas! What would you like to see?
Meeting will be held via Zoom until further notice. Please contact Janelle Dunlevy if you would like to participate.
4th Thursday of each month, 6:30-8:30p
Zoom Virtual Mtg
contact Janelle Dunlevy
(No Nov./Dec. General Board Meetings)
Please check before attending April Mtg, we may Cancel or hold this meeting as a web-conference.
2nd Wednesday of each month, 3-5p
Ruch Library or APWC Office, contact Janelle Dunlevy for more information
On hold until further notice.
The first and foremost goal of our non-profit organization is to work collaboratively to improve the well-being of the Applegate watershed from ridge top to ridge top. Have you ever thought about how much your skills and time could contribute to your community just by volunteering? Become a member.
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