USDA Forest Service

ACT2 - Integrated Watershed Expertise


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Zack Mondry
Acting Executive Officer

United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Enterprise


Francine Smith

Francine Smith - Executive Officer/Fisheries Biologist

Fran serves as the Executive Officer for the Watershed Systems Section of ACT2. Fran has a life-long passion for the outdoors and began her career with the National Park Service. She has over 27 years experience in natural resources, fisheries, wildlife, and public coordination with over 21 years with the Forest Service. Her experiences range from developing interpretive programs and materials, pest management planning, field biology, habitat and species surveying, and endangered species consultation, to NEPA and team leadership. She was the aquatic biologist on the Klamath National Forest Ecosystem Assessment Team, which developed integrated techniques for analyzing landscapes and developing land management options. This approach, along with systems thinking has remained the focal point of her professional aspirations. Fran has a Bachelors of Science degree in entomology and graduate work in fisheries biology.

Contact: 530-925-4913

Katherine Worn

Katherine Worn - Environmental Coordinator

Katherine joins our team with over 20 years of experience on numerous National Forests including: the Klamath, Six Rivers, and Plumas. She has specialized in Forest planning and NEPA, as a Fire Planner, and originally as a Forester.  In addition, she has worked as a planner with the BLM in the San Joaquin Valley Bakersfield Office and for private industry in Forestry.  Katherine most currently left an Ecosystems Management Staff Officer position on the Los Padres National Forest . There, she was in charge of Veg/Fuels, planning/GIS, and Resources including BAER, Botany, Fisheries, Geology, Hydrology, Range, Soils, Watershed, and Wildlife.  Katherine holds a B.S. in Forest Management and an M.S. in Interdisciplinary Natural Resources; both from Humboldt State University.

Contact: 206-858-7334

Heidi Klingel

Heidi Klingel - Geologist (Fluvial Geomorphologist)

Heidi has worked for the Forest Service for 8 years; as an Americorps watershed steward, as a graduate student researcher, a Forest Geologist (Six Rivers National Forest- R5), and with the ACT2 Enterprise Unit. Heidi has a B.S. in earth science from the University of CA, Santa Cruz and an M.S. in geoscience (fluvial geomorphology) from Colorado State University (under Dr. Ellen Wohl). She is motivated in her career by a strong belief in public lands, a fascination with nature, and the challenge of ecosystem restoration. Heidi has experience with road decommissioning, storm-proofing, watershed assessment, sediment source inventory, aquatic organism passage, stream restoration design, slope stability assessment, NEPA, as well as various survey and monitoring protocols.

Contact: 530-925-3240

Zack Mondry

Zack Mondry- Hydrologist

Zack Mondry is a certified Professional Hydrologist with ACT2.  He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from Oregon State University and a Master’s Degree in Geology from Humboldt State University.  At Humboldt, Zack studied under research hydrologist Tom Lisle at the USFS Redwood Sciences Laboratory. He began his watershed career with the Forest Service in 1994 and has enjoyed interdisciplinary work in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, California, the southwestern, and southeastern US.  Zack is experienced in watershed assessment, monitoring, restoration, and water rights. He has special interests in fire and flood effects on watershed function, stream sediment and large wood dynamics, BMP implementation and effectiveness, and stream restoration design.  Zack is originally from Minnesota and enjoys spending free time with his wife and young son (pictured).  When not surveying field sites and writing reports he teaches and performs bluegrass and old-time country music on upright bass, mandolin, and guitar.

Contact: 530-440-6344

Amy Torres

Amy Torres - Wildlife Biologist

Amy serves as a Wildlife Biologist and Environmental Coordinator for ACT2. Amy has 12 years of experience in wildlife biology with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. She has largely worked on complex wildlife issues associated with renewable and non-renewable energy such as oil and gas, oil shale, CBM, seismic surveys, wind, solar, and geothermal energy, as well as mining, surface minerals, roads, and pipelines. She is also familiar with range, wild horse, and burro management, as well as integrated interagency project planning. Amy is highly skilled at successful interdisciplinary approaches to land management . She specializes in collaborative integrated project planning and all levels of interagency consultation. Amy holds a BS degree in wildlife biology from Humboldt State University.

Contact: 801-597-7633

SanDee Attebery

SanDee Attebery – Program Specialist

SanDee is the director of business operations and serves as the financial officer for ACT2 Enterprise Unit. She has been working for the Forest Service since 1978 and has extensive experience in budget, financial planning, accounting, administering special uses, permitting processes and auditing gross revenue on land use summaries. SanDee began her career in timber resources preparing timber sale contracts, issuing forest product permits, and coding and monitoring timber sale statements of account. SanDee has also worked as a timber resource technician and as head sawyer at J. Herbert Stone Tree Nursery preparing seedlings for packaging and shipment.

Contact: 530-925-2883

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