Jeff Jaeger, and Vance Luckett
These positions are the "nuts and bolts" of the Modoc NWR. They perform the routine maintenance of equipment, roads, dikes, buildings and facilities, signs, fences, water control structures, and general equipment. They also perform weed control. They are the "jacks of all trades" working in the trenches who keep the refuge safe and functional.
In addition to running water and fixing things, they also take on new construction of wetlands both on and off the refuge. Private cooperators, the U.S. Forest Service and others have been recipients of their skills and knowledge.
Jeff transferred to Modoc Refuge in 2014 from the Army Corps of Engineers in Kansas.
Vance joined the Modoc team as a volunteer in late 2011 and now holds a temporary position with the Refuge.