The Jefferson County Conservation District Board of Directors is comprised of seven directors (three farmer members, three urban/public members, and a County Commissioner). As volunteer members representing a variety of local communities, the Board leads District programs and sets District policies. Jefferson County residents are encouraged to contact their nearest District Board member with conservation concerns and issues.
Theresa Shick, Chairman – Theresa, a farmer director, manages a cow-calf operation. She is a former dairy farmer and is active in the County 4-H Program. Theresa has been a director for 12 years.
H. Porter Duvall, Vice Chairman – Porter, a farmer director, is a part-time farmer. He is also a retired waterways conservation officer. Porter has been part of the District team throughout his career with the PA Fish and Boat Commission. He has been a director for 22 years.
Allen Campbell, Secretary/Treasurer – Allen, a public director, is also the President of the Jefferson County Sportsmen Federation. Allen is well respected throughout the region for his leadership and stewardship of the North Fork and Sandy Lick watersheds. He has been a director for 18 years and was an Associate Director for 12 years.
W. H. Landes, Director – Herb, a public director, is retired from DCNR, Bureau of Forestry. He has worked with the District for many years in his capacity of District Forester. He has been a director for 20 years.
Tom McFarland, Director – Tom, a public director, is retired from Department of Enviromental Protection. This is Tom's eighth year as a director but he has also been an associate director for many years.
Terry Shields, Director – Terry, a farmer director, has many years experience on his farm. He is an Environmental Coordinator for PA Farm Bureau. This is Terry's fifth year as a director but he was an associate director for 19 years.
Herb Bullers, Commissioner Director – Herb began his first term as a Jefferson County Commissioner in January, 2016. It is Herb's second year as a director. Herb is a businessman and a contractor.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Created under the Conservation District Law, districts are the local unit of state government that provides the link between you, the citizens, and the multitude of local, state and federal natural resource management programs. A Board of Directors, appointed by the County Commissioners from nominations received from County-wide organizations, serve as your voice. A staff of professionals provides information, technical assistance, financial assistance and educational programs and support at the direction of that Board.
The Jefferson County Conservation District was established in 1946 by the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, to provide for the conservation of soil, water and related resources of the Commonwealth.
For more information on the history of Conservation Districts, click here.
Board of Directors
Theresa Shick, Chairman
H. Porter Duvall, Vice-Chairman
Allen Campbell, Treasurer
Commissioner Herb Bullers
Deborah Wilson - District Manager
Shaun Wessell - Asst. District Manager
Melissa Buck - Administrative Assistant
Megan Whitlatch - ACT/ NM Specialist
Carl Johnson - Resource Technician
Grace Pesselato - Watershed Specialist
Dana Grabowski - District Technician
JCCD Annual Reports
Laura Lynn Yohe
Directors Allen Campbell, Herb Landes and Porter Duvall were recently presented a pocket watch commemorating their many years of commitment to the District.
Staff and Directors - December, 2016
At the January District Meeting, Terry Shields (middle) and Herb Landes (right) were sworn in as Directors by Commissioner Director, Herb Bullers (left).