Randy Schindle, prairie habitat specialist, focuses on assisting partners with protection, enhancement, and restoration of native prairie and grassland habitats on private lands in the Prairie Parkland and Tallgrass Aspen Parkland Provinces. He is a dedicated prairie enthusiast, has prescribed burn experience as a burn boss, and great field skills. As a forester for 30 years with DNR, he also possesses forest management expertise. Randy is based out of Madelia.
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VACANT, wetland habitat specialist, focuses on wetland-related outreach, education, and research, and assists partners with protection, enhancement, and restoration of wetland habitats on private lands statewide. They are an important resource across Minnesota, providing many benefits. To learn more about conserving and restoring wetland habitats, due to this position's current vacancy, we suggest contacting your local U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program), Natural Resource Conservation Service, (Farm Bill conservation programs such as the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program), and/or Soil and Water Conservation District office(s) for wetland habitat assistance. For a list of wetland restoration, financial and technical assistance opportunities, see Minnesota Department of Agriculture's Conservation Funding Guide.
Jodie Provost, brushland and forest habitat specialist, focuses on assisting partners with protection, enhancement, and restoration of brushland and forest habitats on private lands in the Tallgrass Aspen Parklands, Eastern Broadleaf Forest, and Laurentian Mixed Forest Provinces. She has experience coordinating with a variety of partners and experience managing brushlands and early successional habitats across northern Minnesota. Jodie is based out of Aitkin.
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