Snake River Fund names new Program Director

Dec. 2, 2015 — The Snake River Fund announced today that Jared Baecker has joined the organization to develop the nonprofit’s education, stewardship and access work through the position of program director.

A biologist, professional naturalist and river enthusiast, Baecker comes to the Snake River Fund with a diverse background perfectly suited to tackling his position’s broad range of duties. He has a strong connection to the Jackson Hole community, having worked in natural history education through Wildlife Expeditions, Natural Habitat Adventures and as a board member and volunteer for the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation.Jaredmug

“We are excited to welcome Jared to the Snake River Fund family for a variety of reasons, including, most notably, his success as a teaching naturalist and his strong affinity for all things to do with rivers,” said Executive Director Len Carlman.

Baecker said the position fits his core values and passions, and he looks forward to joining in the Fund’s partnerships.

“The Snake River is not only a marvelous natural resource; it is also an economic engine,” Baecker said. “It is imperative to work collaboratively to achieve goals that sustain the resource but also sustain our local economy. The collaborative work of the Snake River Fund, local businesses and government agencies to promote wise use and stewardship is something to be admired.”

Baecker replaces former Program Director Margaret Creel, who moved on from the organization in October after 10 years of creating and implementing the organization’s educational and outreach programs for youths and adults. Baecker’s background will provide a seamless transition in maintaining quality educational programs, such as Guides’ Night for river enthusiasts and the Fifth-Grade Float Trips, which ensure all Jackson Hole youths have the opportunity to experience the river first hand.

About the Snake River Fund

The Snake River Fund is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization with a mission to promote stewardship of and recreational access to the Snake River watershed in Wyoming, with an emphasis on partnerships, education and public outreach. It is the Fund’s vision that the Snake River watershed will remain a vibrant and diverse ecosystem for many generations to come to enjoy in a responsible manner. It is the Fund’s goal to ensure that happens.

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