Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Steve Q. Cannon

Steve is a 30 year resident of Amador County and a consulting forester. Steve and his family operate a 138 acre tree farm/ranch near Volcano, CA and have an approved Nonindustrial Timber Management Plan on the property. Steve has been a director of the ARCD since 1998 and is interested in resource protection for sustained resource management and use. Specific interests are grass-fed livestock, fuel reduction and agricultural land preservation.
  Ed McCracken

Ed McCracken has lived in Amador County since 2002 and operates the family ranch on Clinton Rd. which has been in his wife’s family since 1852.  He worked  as an industrial electrician and millwright for over 30 years before retiring from that profession.  He now spends his time managing the cattle ranch, rental properties, and working part time for the ACRA’s Parks and Facilities Department. Ed has been a Director for ARCD since 2014
Dan Port web_m Dan Port

Dan Port is a cattle rancher and vegetable grower from Ione in Amador County. He lives with his wife, Susan, at Winterport Farm. Susan’s family has been farming in the Ione Valley since 1867. Their latest enterprise is direct sales of grass-fed beef. He is currently a Board member of the Amador Resource Conservation District, the Mother Lode Land Trust, and the Foothill Conservancy. He is also a member of the Amador Board of Supervisors Agricultural Advisory Committee.

boblong_m Robert Long

Bob retired in 2003 after nearly 40 years of service with the USDA natural resources conservation service. His work included time in Visalia, Madera, Lompoc and the final 30 years in Jackson where he was responsible for Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne counties. He was active with the Amador farmers market, Amador fire safe council and the resource conservation district. He spent 25 years as a volunteer with the Sutter Creek fire department. His interest in resource conservation includes watershed management, fuel reduction and the protection of prime agricultural lands. Bob currently resides in Sutter Creek with his wife Lorraine.

Carol Martz web_m Carol Marz

Associate Director
Skip Veatch
Alpine Co. Supervisor

Staff                                                                                                                                               Amanda Watson, District Manager

Bobette Parsons, NRCS District Conservationist, Jackson Local Partnership Office

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