American River Watershed Institute

About Us

Our purpose:
  1. To support and enhance the research and educational work of the American River Watershed Group in its Coordinated Resource Management Plan (CRMP) activities

  2. To conduct public discussion groups, forums, panels, lectures, workshops, design charrettes, and conferences, and to produce demonstration sites and public interest educational materials, including, but not limited to, newsletters, pamphlets, books, radio, TV, recorded audio and video, electronic media, etc.

  3. To complement and enhance the educational and research opportunities for both adults and children with regard to watershed issues, and as necessary, to provide and maintain facilities for education and research in, but not limited to, the ecosystem of the American River Watershed, and its forests, biology, hydrology, natural systems, as well as the socio-economic human systems in the watershed, as well as the areas having impact on the American River Watershed

Board of Directors

  • Otis Wollan, President
    Facilitator and Consultant

  • Gary Estes, Secretary/Treasurer
    Founder, California Extreme Precipitation Symposium

  • Shawna Martinez
    Professor Emeritus, Biological Sciences
    Sierra College, Rocklin

  • Alan Shuttleworth
    Professor Emeritus, English
    Sierra College, Rocklin

  • Will Stockwin
    Former Mayor and City Council Member, City of Colfax