County Names New Field Manager

David A. Spann has been named new Chautauqua County Soil & Water Conservation District field manager.

The district is a natural resource technical service provider for residents of Chautauqua County. Spann will be responsible managing the daily activities, programming and staff members of the Chautauqua County Soil & Water Conservation District.

“Under the guidance of Mr. Spann the Chautauqua County Soil & Water Conservation District will continue to meet the needs of our community,” said Fred Croscut, district chairman. “David Spann’s comprehensive understanding district operations and conservation will greatly benefit the Chautauqua County Soil & Water Conservation District, our environment, and residents.”

Before joining the Chautauqua County Soil & Water Conservation District, Spann worked for Beak Consultants Inc. as a scientist who served as a crew leader responsible for the protection of numerous environmentally sensitive projects. More recently, Spann has been involved with the construction and restoration of many stream and lakeshore erosion control projects, installation of agricultural best management practices, and coordination of numerous professional and landowner workshops concerning sediment and erosion control.

Spann has an associate in applied science degree in forestry from SUNY-ESF Ranger School and a bachelor’s degree in fisheries and aquaculture from the State University at Cobleskill.

He and his wife, Barbara, live in Westfield with their two children, Anthony and Morgan.