Coarsegold Resource Conservation District
The current directors of the Coarsegold RCD, with brief biographies of each director.
|Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs)
are local units of government organized by local residents under State
law. Districts operate on the premise that local people know more about
local problems than anyone else.
The Coarsegold Resource Conservation District (CRCD) is considered a legal subdivision of the State of California. Under state law, the CRCD is responsible for soil and water conservation work within its boundaries. The district governing board is appointed by the Madera County Supervisors, and it is their job to plan and carry out long-range programs based on the conservation work needed in their area. At the request of the CRCD board, The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) assigns a district conservationist and a staff to provide technical assistance to the district and its cooperating land users.
In 1995 the board was expanded to seven directors instead of the original five directors. For a list of former directors, please click here. On May 22, 2012 the CRCD board was reduced to five directors by action of the Madera County Board of Supervisors.
Bowman is currently retired from State service where he worked for the
California Department of Fish and Game in the wildlife management division
for 37 years. He is a strong
advocate of private property rights and also supports the Second
Douglas is married with one daughter. He is a life member of the National Rifle Association and is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing.
||John has a BM in music composition and has been composing
and performing a wide variety of eclectic music styles, including
Classical, Jazz, Brazilian, Rock and Electronic music for the past 30
years. He enjoys fusing instruments and styles from around the world to
create unique blends of acoustic and electronic music for his film scores
and original songs.
In the early '90s he purchased a beautiful 160 acres in the Sierra Foothills where he and his partner Paola created an intentional community called Three Springs, focused on sustainable living. They also created a non-profit community center, in the nearby small town, called "The North Fork Studio", with a mission to bring cultural and educational opportunities to the local community.
||Barbara is a retired substitute and full time teacher.
She served as a 4-H leader for 32 years, with 15 years, leading her own
three boys and other North Fork children.
Barbara and her husband, John, live on 30 acres, managing its resources, gardening, raising livestock, fruit trees and their five grandchildren, when they visit. Barbara and John are active in community and church service and have lived in the Coarsegold Resource Conservation District for 31 years.
425 N. Gateway, Suite K
email - Jennifer.Johnson@ca.usda.gov
1998 Jenny began her career with Natural Resources Conservation Service in
Davis after receiving a BS degree in Animal Science and Management from UC
Davis. A move to the San Joaquin Valley brought her to the Fresno
Area Office in 1999 and shortly thereafter she joined the Madera Field
Office team as Soil Conservationist. She has been District
Conservationist for the Madera Field Office since 2010.
Field Office Staff: District Conservationist (DC) Jenny Johnson, Rangeland
Management Specialist Dennis Dudley; Soil Conservationists Sheryl
Feit & Priscilla Baker, Soil Conservation Technician Darren Holguin,
and Farm Bill Program Assistant Mira Dick
The NRCS provides leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve, maintain, and improve our natural resources and environment. NRCS conservationists bring needed technical and financial tools to plan and fund projects that will protect soil, water, air, plants, and animals on private land.