Stacy Profile Pic.jpg

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

Sam photo.jpg

Sam joined the District in September 2018.  Sam is committed to assisting landowners in Jefferson County to improve water quality on their properties.

Conservation Technician

Sam Rossi

Stephanie graduated from Oregon State University with a B.S. in Environmental Science. Stephanie works with NRCS engineers to create conservation plans for irrigation improvement projects, she also provides programmatic and technical assistance for fuels reduction projects. 

Soil Conservationist 
Natural Resource Conservation Services 

Stephanie Russo


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

Victoria joined the District in 2019.  She has a passion for rivers and watershed management. She is excited to work with the communities of Jefferson, Deschutes and Crook County

Lars Santana Picture.jpg

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