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The Sierra Resource Conservation District won the award for the “Resource Conservation District of the Year”.

SRCD Board Members

The Sierra Resource Conservation District’s Board of Directors is currently includes seven members.

Board members are appointed by the County Supervisors of Districts 4 & 5, from private landowners, and other conservation-conscious citizens from within the boundaries of the District.

Each Director serves for 4 year terms. All Board Members serve without pay. Additional non-voting Associate Directors are also appointed and serve without pay.

Pete Lassotovitch

President and Chairperson

Pete grows citrus and is a Cattle Rancher on the Lassotovitch Ranch L.P. He has lived in this area more than 50 years and has an interest in farming, ranching, and many of the natural resource concerns of the Sierra RCD, such as groundwater, watershed health, and biomass control.

Ted Kimbler


Ted is a retired Fresno Unified teacher of Vocational Agriculture and a Rancher/Farmer of field crops, cattle, and hogs. He has volunteered on the Fresno County Sheriff’s Posse Mounted Search and Rescue and is a
member of the Fresno Farm Bureau and of Western Grain Marketing. He has an interest in working on
Forestry issues as well as Natural Resource Management.

Alan Fry


Alan is a retired High School Science Teacher from the Fresno Unified School District. He has lived in the area more than 65 years, participating in many community groups such as: Police Activities League; Commander Cecil Cox Post 147 of the American Legion, Backcountry Horseman, VFW Post, AMVETS Post, Clovis Rodeo Association, Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy, and more.

Steve Haze

District Manager

Steve is the former Executive Director
of the Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation and Development Council. Since 2007, Steve has been the
Principal and Program Director for the San Joaquin Valley Leadership Forum. The primary focus of the forum
is self-sufficiency and sustainability of water and other natural resources – as well as land use, economic development and education (www.sjvwlf.org). For more than 30 years, Steve has been involved in community and regional, cultural, education and land use programs in San Francisco Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley, Sierra Nevada region, Northern Mexico, and Southern Africa.

John Heywood

Associate Director

John has an interest in working with the RCD through forestry management and watershed improvement as well as promoting regenerative land use. He has experience with similar committees/boards by holding the position of Executive Adviser for the Bali Go Green Foundation in Bali, Indonesia and the Executive Director position of the People Food and Land Foundation. He was also the President of a non-profit University and has assisted many NPOs in Financing.