Our Members

The Student Conservation Council (SCC) engage their peers and our community in activities to protect and restore land, water and wildlife habitat in the Wood River Valley. All members of the SCC visit Land Trust preserves and conservation easement properties to learn about local conservation.

Current Members

Members are made up of 9-12th grade students from area high schools including The Sage School, Community School and Wood River High School.

“The WRLT SCC has been one of the most integral programs I have been involved in in high school, as it has fostered my interest in the field of environmental sciences (in particular environmental engineering), which I intend to pursue in college. The Students for Seedlings project in particular helped me to get involved in the community and see how big of a impact I can have on the environment, and on the young children of the community.” – Callie Weber


Although these SCC members have gone off to college, they are never forgotten. WRLT fondly remembers their dedication and service to land conservation and river protection—and to our community. They now have the distinction of being an SCC Emeritus member.

It is our hope that they go on to become the next keepers of our lands and waters, advocating for its protection and watching over our precious natural resources. We won’t be surprised if some of them become the next leaders of the environmental movement.

Lane Coulthard Pictured Above

Lane was a founding member and inspiration for the SCC’s first project, Students for Seedlings.  Sadly, Lane passed away in 2013.

Advisory Committee

We are fortunate to have a group of giving individuals who mentor the Student Conservation Council. By sharing their life experiences and knowledge about conservation, the SCC Advisory Committee mentors students and staff, ultimately sharing in SCC’s successes and accomplishments.

  • Larry Barnes, Wood River High School teacher
  • Ann Christensen, Outdoor educator and former teacher
  • Robin Garwood, Wildlife biologist for the U.S. Forest Service
  • Eleanor Jewett, Wood River High School teacher
  • Elliot Jacobs, Community School teacher
  • Nancy Linscott, The Sage School teacher
  • Patti Lousen, Wood River Land Trust Project Coordinator
  • Chad Stoesz, Wood River Land Trust Stewardship Coordinator