We have a new AmeriCorps member starting this month. Please join us in welcoming Jake Dickmann to the Shasta Land Trust as our latest Conservation Associate! Jake just made the trek out to northern California from his home state of Wisconsin. Jake will be responsible for the environmental education program and will lead the sixth annual edition of “Family Day” (a free event for families and kids), present environmental educational lessons to local after-school programs and at large public events and SLT events. He'll also recruit and train volunteers to play a larger role in monitoring properties protected by SLT conservation easements and participate in restoration and clean-up efforts.
Jake grew up in a small town about an hour north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he was lucky enough to live only five minutes from his grandparents farm. He spent countless hours hunting, fishing, and exploring the woods and streams, which sparked his interest in conservation and exploring the great outdoors!
He recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a major in biology and an emphasis in ecology. While at UW Oshkosh he competed in collegiate track and field in his favorite event, the pole vault! In his spare time he enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, running, and eating good food. He's excited to meet new people and to live and work in northern California.