691 N. Highway 395 

PO Box 444

Long Creek, OR 97856

Phone: (541) 421-3018


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NFJDWC Board of Directors

Ed Farren - Board Chairman,  Ukiah, OR

Ed is retired from his career as a hydrologist with the U.S. Forest Service. He spent his later career on the Umatilla National Forest and has extensive background and knowledge in both restoration and local conditions.


Rick Henslee - Director,  Long Creek, OR

Rick is a life-long resident of Grant County and of the Long Creek watershed. He is a rancher who directs a natural beef cooperative and sits on the Grant County Soil and Water Conservation District board. He has spent a lifetime of observing the landscape and citizens of the local community while doing all he could to help them.

John Zakrajsek - Treasurer,  La Grande, OR

John is a biologist with the Umatilla Tribes. He brings a vast knowledge of project implementation and support to the project. His background will assure financial efficiency for the project.

Reiba Carter Smith - Director,  Long Creek, OR

Reiba is a retired teacher who supports our education and outreach operations. She has taught and helped to raise many of the residents of our immediate area. She has a deep awareness of the strengths and conflicts for the local population.

Mark Reitman - Director,  Heppner, OR

Mark runs a ranch in the northwest portion of our community. He is a long-term volunteer in his home town and will reach out to those members of the community that are geographically somewhat distant.

Amy Charette - Director,  John Day, OR

Amy served as Executive Director of the North Fork John Day Watershed Council from 7/2008-4/2011. She currently holds the position of Watershed Restoration Coordinator for the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Amy holds a Master of Science in Marine Biology and Coastal Zone Management.