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Meet Dave Hedrick

Posted by Jodi Broughton at Sep 07, 2012 03:25 PM |
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We highlight Dave Hedrick from Kettle Falls in this third in a series introducing our wonderful board members. Dave has ranch roots, an understanding of eastern Washington perspectives, and a passion for fishing. Our board members move us forward on a path for protected wildlife and connected habitat.

Meet Dave Hedrick

Dave presents a fresh perspective from northeastern Washington.

Dave Hedrick, Conservation Northwest’s newest board member, is from Kettle Falls, Washington. Dave has been a fisherman in Alaska for 31 years now and owns Alrita, a 60-year-old fishing boat and icon of the Seattle fleet.

At the end of August, he returned from Cape Spencer to Bellingham with 50,000 lbs of halibut in his boat. Fishing provides Dave with a long off-season to pursue other interests, including camping with his family, backcountry skiing, fly fishing, and fly tying.

Dave met Development Director Paul Bannick in Colville several years ago at one of Paul’s The Owl and the Woodpecker presentations. He was inspired to begin working with Conservation Northwest while investigating a conservation easement for the 1,200-acre ranch he jointly owns with his four brothers and sister.

Dave told us, “The ranch includes the original homesteads of my grandmother and her brother. Established more than 100 years ago, it’s where we all grew up.”

“I was attracted to Conservation Northwest’s approach of engaging all the stakeholders in northeastern Washington on wildlife and habitat issues. These issues are not without controversy, but I believe that working together is the best path forward for all concerned," says Dave.

He also notes the importance of working with others, "A strong forest and cattle industry that is vital to the economy of northeast Washington and protection of quality habitat for wildlife are not mutually exclusive. I believe Conservation Northwest can benefit from my understanding of local conservation issues and personal relationships in northeastern Washington.”

We’re excited for your perspective, Dave, and in creating a path forward for connected wildlife habitat.

Our board of directors volunteer their time and many talents to promote our mission, keep us financially healthy, and steer a course for the future. Thank you!

Other board members we've featured are Heidi Wills and Steve Sundquist and Michel Girard. Together we are keeping the Northwest wild!

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