In an effort to select a name that represented the long history of the region and the resource the facility will be, the team looked to the past. The Sterling Natural Resource Center is named after A.E. Sterling, a local visionary and active valley leader.
In addition, one definition of sterling is: "of the highest quality."
Facts About A.E. Sterling
He was as a longtime resident and property owner in this area
He was a founding member of the Highland Chamber of Commerce
He saw the importance of investing in resources and invested in many private water companies
He invested in the Cram-Van Leuven Water Company, which eventually merged with North Fork Water Company