Private lands specialists

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.

507-642-8478 x 242
randy.schindle@state.mn.us

 

Emily Hutchins, 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 as they are an important resource across Minnesota. She has research experience in wetland ecology and experience in managing prairie and oak savanna habitats as well as invasive species. Emily is based near Mentor in northwest Minnesota, within the Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge.

218-637-2156

emily.hutchins@state.mn.us

 

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.

218-927-2982 x 249

jodie.provost@state.mn.us

 

 

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