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Our projects reflect a cooperative effort with out partner agency, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

Phil Hogan
District Conservationist,Woodland Service Center

Phil

Phil graduated from the School of Forest and Natural Resources, Colorado State and has over 35 years of experience in natural resource planning and management. He began his career as a Soil Conservation Technician in 1981, and became the NRCS District Conservationist for Yolo County in 1993. Phil oversees the administration of the USDA Farm Bill cost-share programs and technical services provided at the Woodland Service Center. He is a Certified Conservation Planner and has extensive knowledge of Yolo County soils and land use, conservation planning for Yolo County cropland, GIS map creation, and professional-level photography.

Ha Truong
Agricultural Engineer, Woodland Service Center Ha

Ha graduated from the University of California at Davis with a degree in Biological Systems Engineering & Agricultural Engineering.  He has been at the Woodland Field Office since 2001 and assists Yolo County landowners, ranchers, farmers, and local partners with technical assistance and engineering designs. Ha is a Certified Conservation Planner with extensive experience in developing irrigation system improvements and irrigation water management plans; sediment traps and tail water ponds; rangeland stock water ponds; field borders and hedgerows; and riparian & wildlife habitat enhancements.

Nick Gallagher
Rangeland Management Specialist, Woodland Service CenterNick

Nick has a degree in Agriculture with an emphasis on Wildland and Range Science from CSU Chico. He started his career as a Rangeland Management Specialist for the NRCS in 2005. He has been at the Woodland Field Office since 2005 and works with private landowners to develop conservation plans on farms and ranches that involve livestock operations. He works on irrigated pasture as well as upland rangeland in Yolo County. Nick is a Certified Conservation Planner and has extensive experience writing prescribed grazing plans, habitat restoration plans, and conservation plans.

Fanny YeFanny

Soil Conservationist, Woodland Service Center

Fanny received her B.S. in Environmental and Resources Sciences from UC Davis, with an

emphasis in Land and Water Management and a minor in Environmental Planning and Policy. Prior to relocating to the Woodland office in 2016, she was a NRCS Soil Conservationist in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Nevada Counties. Fanny is a Certified Crop Advisor and Certified Conservation Planner with expertise natural resource assessment and planning conservation practices on a variety of land uses, primarily cropland and orchards.

Corey Shake

Partner Biologist, Rangeland Watershed InitiativeCorey

Point Blue Conservation Science

Corey has two degrees in wildlife science; a bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho and a master’s from North Carolina State University, where he studied songbird use of habitats created in a farmland conservation program.  He has extensive training and experience in planning conservation and monitoring projects, wildlife monitoring methods (particularly bird counts), and vegetation measurement. As a Partner Biologist for Point Blue Conservation Science’s Rangeland Watershed Initiative since 2013, Corey works with landowners and livestock producers to improve ecosystem health on private farm and rangeland. He teams up with NRCS staff to implement on-the-ground conservation practices and management strategies.

 

Sheila Pratt
Farm Bill Assistant Sheila

Sheila has past experience in a variety of fields including the insurance industry. She has been the Administrative Assistant for the YCRCD since 2005 and has been the Farm Bill Assistant for NRCS since 2013.  Sheila processes applications and established eligibility for NRCS programs.

 

Priscilla Benson
Program Assistant