Project Leader: Dawn Scheckman Cellular Phone: 208-914-0400
Dawn Scheckman is the 2011-2012 project leader for the Owens Peak Wilderness Crew in the Desert Restoration Corps. She recently completed a ten month ‘tour’ with the SCA in the DRC New Mexico/ California restoration program. During this time she lived, worked, and slept through 2 degree Farenheight conditions, hale storms, snow, rain, 70 mph winds, a cloud of smoke from the great Arizona forest fires, and some of the most beautiful weather on earth. She has seen some of the most amazing sunrises ascending above the Organ Mountains of New Mexico and the “purple mountains” of Blythe, CA, observed meteor showers from her “bed,” and gazed for countless hours at the Milky Way. Every other day she wakes up and exclaims to herself, “my gosh, this is my job!” From the cool insects, snakes, and plants to the quiet stillness, she has seen and witnessed the abounding beauty of desert and high-desert landscapes. As project leader she wants to share the unbounded awesomeness of the great North American deserts with her crew. Through this coming season she hopes to empower each crew member to achieve his or her personal goals as well as to embark on a solid path of leadership and environmental stewardship.
"Teams provide multiple perspectives on how to meet a need or reach a goal, thus devising several alternatives for each situation. Individual insight is seldom as broad and deep as a group’s when it takes on a problem."
-John C. Maxwell