Service Award - Wes Shockley, 15 Years
|From left are Governor's Liaison Jeanette Nance, OCC/Water Quality Specialist Wes Shockley, OCC Chairman Dan Lowrance and Executive Director Mike Thralls.
At the November 2007 meeting of the Oklahoma Conservation Commission, Wes Shockley was recognized for 15 years of service to the Oklahoma Conservation Commission.
Wes began working for OCC in 1992 as a Water Quality Specialist. During his tenure at OCC, he has worked on many of the most important projects to help collect water quality data that is the backbone of OCC's Nonpoint Source Program. As a senior member of OCC/WQ field monitoring staff, Wes is extremely knowledgeable about water quality and aquatic communities across the state. Perhaps as importantly, Wes is an excellent teacher and has helped train most of our field staff and Blue Thumb Staff on the art of water quality monitoring. In addition to his monitoring work, Wes also worked with landowners in the Little Deep Fork Watershed to install best management practices to protect water quality.
A graduate of Northeastern University in Tahlequah, Wes lives in Bristow with his wife and three sons. An avid hunter and outdoorsman, he is a classic proponent of conservation and the benefits to both the landowner and the natural resources. Wes has officed at the Creek County CD throughout his tenure with OCC and has consistently worked to maintain a good working relationship with the local conservation district.