As the Agriculture Resource Conservationist, Meghan supports agricultural producers in Jackson County with information, technical, financial, and planning assistance for projects that support natural resource stewardship. Meghan focuses on projects to manage crop and livestock production for soil and water conservation in a way that also benefits producers’ management practices and economic viability. Specific project concerns include improving water quality, pasture productivity, managing pests and disease, and invasive plant species. She strives to put producers’ livelihoods and management challenges at the forefront when designing project assistance.
Meghan is most recently from western Montana, where she earned a Master’s in Natural Resource Conservation at the University of Montana. She has extensive experience working with small-scale agricultural producers interested in specialty product certifications, and providing technical, science-based assistance to improve land management practices. Meghan comes to Jackson County with a wide breadth of field experience across the intermountain west, including wildfire risk mitigation, botany surveys, rangeland and pasture assessments, trail design and construction, invasive species management, and riparian restoration.
Meghan grew up in southern Colorado, and has a strong appreciation for the natural world and the critical role that private landowners play in natural resource stewardship. She is excited to explore the incredible ecological diversity of the Rogue River Valley, and to learn from landowners what they value most about their natural resources. When not learning from landowners and producers, you can most likely find Meghan exploring the Rogue watershed by river or trail.
Contact Meghan with any agricultural resource questions, or to schedule an in-person site visit to discuss land management goals that you have.