Board of Directors and Staff

BCRCD is governed by a five member Board of Directors, one from each supervisorial district, made up of local land owners, ranchers and farmers. Directors are appointed by the Butte County Board of Supervisors on their strengths as active partners in the conservation community.

All Five Directors of the Board have a "700 Conflict of Interest" form on file with CA FPPC - California Fair Political Practices Commission. Associate Directors are appointed by the BCRCD Board of Directors.

The Associate Directors do not vote on district business, but serve in an advisory capacity to the board with their knowledge and expertise in special areas of interest.

Directors and Associate Directors are volunteer positions.

Staff consists of a District Manager and a Conservation Associate at this time.

Butte County Supervisorial District Map and contact information


Sarah Reynolds - District Manager

Thad Walker- Conservation Project Coordinator

Tim Keesey- Conservation Grant and Project Manager



John Christofferson - Director - District 1

Vacancy - District 2


Colleen Hatfield - Director - District 3


Colleen is a landscape ecologist and professor in the CSUC Biology Department. Her primary research focus is relationships between watershed conditions and ecological responses. Colleen has worked extensively in collaboration with private, non-profit and government entities. She grew up on the Colorado farm that her grandfather homesteaded and she continues to have a strong tie to the land. Through her background experiences, Colleen is aware of the challenges and hurdles facing today’s land managers whether they are farmers or natural resource managers. Natural resources and land conservation are central to her core values. Colleen also serves on the board for the Northern California Regional Land Trust.



Ed McLaughlin - Director - District 4



Ed was born and raised in Butte County, where he now raises almonds, peacans and walnuts. He earned a bachelor's degree in Agriculture from Cal Poly and is a graduate of Class XVIII of the California Ag Leadership Program. Ed is particularly interested in the protection of private property and water rights.




Dave Lee - Director - District 5


Dave has been a resident and business owner in Paradise for over 40 years.  He is well aware of the environmental and natural resource challenges faced by Butte County and its residents.   Dave is an experienced outdoorsman having camped, hunted and fished throughout Butte County.  It is important to Dave that the natural resources of the county be protected for the generations to come, while providing residents with opportunities to enjoy our resources.  




Robert Mackenzie - Associate Director


Robert W. Mackenzie practices law in Chico, in the areas of land use, real property and environmental law. Rob was a Chief Deputy County Counsel in the Butte County Counsel's Office for ten years and advised the Butte County Water Commission and the Butte County Land Conservation Act Committee  Rob and his wife live near the farming community of Dayton.





William Kellogg - Associate Director

Bill is a Native Californian. Graduate of Pierce Jr. College with AA in General Agriculture and Graduate of Chico State College with BS in Animal Husbandry
Married to Marcia A. Kellogg with Daughter Melissa, Sons William, Matthew, & Mark and  Seven grandchildren.
Work history includes: Soil Conservation Service in Somas, California, sheep ranch work, rangeland supervisor, grain broker, seed production field man, seed salesman, opened Kellogg’s Seed Service in 1980. Changed name to Kellogg’s Ag Service in 2010. Community Service:
Paradise Cemetery District, Paradise Irrigation District, Butte County Resource Conservation District, Toastmasters, Cub and Boy Scouts as Committee Chairman and Scoutmaster, Craig Memorial Congregational Church as Moderator, Chairman of board of trustees and chairman of Christian ed. board, Masonic Lodge board of Trustees and Man of the year Paradise Elks Lodge 2011. Bill's goals include being of service to others and helping his community and customers to reach their goals. 







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