Staff and Board of Directors



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Angela Clegg, Education Coordinator.


Angela  is the Watershed Education Coordinator for the SSWC. She teaches natural resource education to Sweet Home and Lebanon area students, co-coordinates the annual Outdoor School, works with area science teachers to bring environmental science/ecology curriculum outside with full-day field days, and has numerous restorations projects with the Youth Watershed Council including private landowners, businesses, and city properties. She has also worked as a summer fisheries technician at the USFS, and led monitoring efforts in 2011 and 2012 for the Moose Creek restoration project.   In the summer of 2014 Angela was a stream monitoring technician for the SSWC monitoring program.

Angie’s email:  stewards.ywc [at}


Eric Andersen, Council Coordinator.

Eric is Council Coordinator for the SSWC.  He started working with the South Santiam, North Santiam and Calapooia River Watershed Councils in 2010 as regional monitoring coordinator before serving as monitoring lead for the Willamette Model Watershed Program.  He has a M.S. in Water Resources Science from Oregon State University.  His thesis involved creating a decision support tool for prioritizing restoration of aquatic connectivity in western Oregon.  Prior to working with the Watershed Councils, he established a forest road decommissioning training program between the Washington state chapter of the Nature Conservancy and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Eric has over 18 years of experience in environmental restoration, biological field surveys and project management.  Soccer, guitar, reading and working in the garden occupy his time in between traveling and river trips.

Eric’s email:  e.andersen.sswc [at]




Tyler Pederson, Santiam Restoration Projects Manager.


Tyler Pedersen is the Restoration Projects Manager for the North and South Santiam Watershed Councils.  As an ecologist, he has performed a wide range of field work positions including tracking endangered and threatened rattlesnakes and turtles in Illinois, trapping small mammals in Eastern Montana, blazing trails in Western Montana and Idaho and coring trees in the sub-alpine forests of Wyoming and Colorado.  In 2006, he graduated from the University of Montana with a Bachelor’s Degree in Ecology.  After college, he served two years in the Americorps program as a Montana Conservation Corps crew member in Helena, Montana and then Biodiversity Conservation Coordinator for the City of Gresham, Oregon.  For the last 7 years, Tyler worked as a project manager at the Coos Watershed Association, a non-profit watershed council, in Coos Bay, Oregon, and at the Siuslaw Watershed Council in Mapleton, Oregon.  He has managed and implemented 40+ water quality, riparian, wetland, fish passage & in-stream wood placement projects, wrote state and federal restoration grants to successfully secure $2,000,000, and looks forward to working with two quality watershed councils.  Presently, Tyler lives with his wife, two cats and two dogs in Harrisburg, Oregon and will be the proud father of a baby girl in January 2017.  In his spare time, Tyler enjoys writing poetry, reading, running, hiking, and capturing snapshots of nature with his iPhone camera.

Tyler’s email:  tpedersen.santiam [at]



Board of Directors:

  • Richard Bates (at large)
  • Rob Emmons
  • Nancy Gilmore, Treasurer
  • Diane Kaldahl
  • Norm Kaldahl, Chair
  • Katie Kohl
  • Nancy MacHugh
  • Scott Marlega
  • Lee Peterman
  • Ken Crouse

Technical advisors:

  • Lance Gatchell (USFS liaison)




Mission: To involve local people in the enhancement and protection of the South Santiam watershed for the social and economic benefit of its landowners, managers, and users.