Kathy Shearin

Kathy Shearin

Kathy has been with EMSWCD since 2002. She is the program supervisor for the Urban Lands Program, best known for EMSWCD’s urban workshops, the annual native plant sale and the Naturescaped Yards Tour.

Kathy has degrees in Sociology and in Plant, Soil and Insect Ecology. Prior to her position with the Soil and Water Conservation District here in Oregon, she worked with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA/NRCS) and the Soil and Water Conservation District for Pima County in Tucson, Arizona, where she managed a water conservation program.

Kathy serves on EMSWCD’s staff-led Equity Team. The Team consists of representatives from each program area, the management team, and the board. Together they work to elevate EMSWCD’s awareness, sensitivity, and response to the equity concerns of our communities related to natural resource management and environmental justice. Reach out to Kathy with questions or concerns about our equity work.

Call me about: native plants, naturescaping, stormwater, invasive plants, urban conservation projects and EMSWCD’s equity initiative.