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Staci recently moved here from Virginia where she spent the last 10 years working for Soil & Water Conservation Districts. 
She loves Central Oregon!

District Manager

Staci Merkt

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Jenna joined the district in August 2019. She has an M.S. in Aquatic Ecology and a B.S. in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. A Northwest native, Jenna has focused her past work on evaluating salmonid habitat restoration practices.

Council Coordinator
Middle Deschutes Watershed Council 


Jenna Keeton


Adam Haarberg

Program Manager ~ Trout Creek

Adam came to the District in 1998 and has been working in the Trout Creek Watershed Area doing stream restoration work benefiting anadromous summer steelhead.


Victoria Fischella

CREP Technician |
Conservation Technician

Victoria joined the District in April of 2019.  She has a B.S. in Ecology and a passion for rivers and watershed management. She enjoys working with agricultural producers and landowners in central Oregon.

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Lars Santana

District Conservationist
Natural Resource Conservation Services 

Lars is a Colorado State University Alumni with a degree in Rangeland Ecology and Forestry Management. He has been a Rangeland Management Specialist with the NRCS for over 17 years providing technical expertise and conservation planning for farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners wanting to make improvements to their land.


Jefferson County SWCD

625 SE Salmon Avenue #6

Redmond, OR 97756