NRCS Soil Conservationist

Megan Schroeder grew up in Auburn, CA and at a young age she developed a love for the outdoors, backpacking, hunting, and raising livestock. Her interest in rangelands led her to Humboldt State University where she earned a B.S. degree in Rangeland Resource Science. Her career with USDA-NRCS started with an internship in 2011 in Grass Valley. After graduation she accepted a full time position with the agency as a Rangeland Management Specialist, in Alturas, working with farmers and livestock producers in Modoc County and across the state line in Washoe County, NV. After nearly three years living in the high desert, she relocated to the Sacramento Valley in 2015. Her work as the Rangeland Management Specialist in Glenn County focused on enhancing wildlife habitat, controlling invasive plant species, and developing infrastructure to facilitate grazing management. Now, as the Soil Conservationist, she incorporates healthy soils practices and discussions into her conversations with producers. Outside of work, her interests include gardening, knitting, beekeeping, tending to her animals, and spending time at her family cabin near Sierra City.