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Board of directors

Dennis Heiman, President

In 2010, Dennis retired after 35 years as an Environmental Scientist with the State Water Resources Control Board and the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board. While at the Regional Board’s Redding office, he was involved with providing technical and financial assistance (via state and federal grants) to a number of locally directed watershed management programs throughout the northern part of the Sacramento River basin. Currently, he is a director on the nonprofit Sacramento River Watershed Program and continues to participate with several north state watershed groups and Integrated Regional Water Management programs. Prior to Water Board employment, he received his BS in Fisheries Biology and MS in Aquatic Entomology from Michigan State University and PhD in Aquatic Ecology from Univ. of CA, Davis.  In addition to his passion for resource conservation Dennis very much enjoys hunting and fishing in the northern regions of California.


Phil Schoefer, Director

Since 1976 Phil has been in the ranching business and currently owns and operates the Schoefer Ranch near Cottonwood in Shasta County. Prior to ranching he was the owner/operator of Schoefer Dairy Ranch and a contractor for McCalls Dairy. Phil’s education includes a BS in Agriculture and Crop Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and an Associate of Science degree in Agriculture from Shasta College. He has served as a Director of Western Shasta Resource Conservation District since 1988. From 1990-2000, and 2004 to 2016 Phil held the position of President.  Currently Phil serves on the Ore-Cal Resource Conservation & Development District Council.

John Moore, Director

John was raised in Weaverville, attending Weaverville Elementary School and graduating from Trinity High School in 1971. He attended Shasta College receiving an AA in Agriculture and Diesel Technology. He went on to work at Shasta College in various departments of the Physical Plant Division from 1974 until retirement in 2013, ultimately serving as Transportation Director and interim Physical Plant Director. Prior to that, John worked in the logging industry in Trinity and Calaceras counties. He currently owns and operates the Arrow B Ranch in the Igo Ono area, primarily raising beef cattle and hay crops, but also including all the typical ancillary animals of a farm, chickens, horses, donkeys, dogs, and cats. John's hobbies include recreational gold mining and gardening. He is also a director on the Igo Ono Community Services District board.

Alan Hill, Director

Alan Hill joined the WSRCD Board of Directors in December 2016. Having been involved in various RCD projects in the past, he was happy to take the opportunity to serve on the Board. Particularly interested in resource projects that are beneficial to agriculture, water resources, and community agencies, he hopes to support more flood control studies of tributary streams and more mitigation efforts in cooperation and collaboration with federal, state, and county agencies, and local municiplaities. Alan brings many years of engineering experience to the WSRCD. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, livestock, and his family.

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Board Meetings

The WSRCD Board Meetings are the fourth Friday of the month at 9:00am in the WSRCD office, 6270 Parallel Road, Anderson, CA, 96007.

  • The next regular board meeting is on November 22, 2019.

As per SB -272, the WSRCD has a Catalog of Enterprise Systems found at:


Lois Kaufman, Director


Melissa Markee, Director