Lance Robinson – Agricultural Technician

Agricultural Technician since Summer 2018 Twenty years of dairy farming and management experience Current owner and operator of family’s apple orchard Past personal experience with NRCS in crop and nutrient management practices From Sparta, MI   Contact Info: Lance Robinson Agricultural Technician 3260 Eagle Park Dr NE Suite 111 Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525 Office: (616) […]

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Emily Lawson-Bulten – NFWF Engineer

  National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Engineer since January 2019 Previously worked in Civil/Environmental engineering consulting Previous Research fellow for Clean Water Institute of Calvin College B.S.E. with a Civil/Environmental Concentration from Calvin College Favorite activities: Playing Soccer, really any activity outdoors, and fixing up her old house! From Denver, CO   Contact Info: Emily […]

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Matt Soehnel – District Conservationist

Matt has been the District Conservationist for over 13 years. He enjoys helping Kent County resident’s conserve their soil, water, air, plant, and other natural resources. To get started, NRCS first works one-on-one with you to develop a conservation plan that meets your goals and vision for the land. This becomes a roadmap for which conservation […]

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Katie Droscha – Soil Conservationist

Soil Conservationist since June 2010 B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife from MSU M.S. in Limnology from MSU Favorite Media: Graphic Novels & Podcasts Favorite Activities: Aerobics Learning Japanese From Charlotte, Michigan Contact Info: CTAI – Soil Conservationist NRCS Grand Rapids Field Office Office  (616) 942-4111 ext. 5840 Cell (517) 983-8365 Fax (855) 729-8876 Katie.Droscha@macd.org

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Lexi Feutz – District Engineer

District Engineer since July 2017 Previously worked in civil/environmental engineering consulting B.S.E. Civil Engineering from U of M M.S. Environmental Engineering from Colorado School of Mines Favorite Activities: Skiing Volunteering at the Humane Society From Grand Rapids, MI Contact Info: Alexandra (Lexi) Feutz, P.E. CTAI Engineer lexi.feutz@macd.org (616) 222- 5815

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Jess Dake – Conservation Coordinator

Started in June 2018 as the Conservation Coordinator. Dake has been organizing the daily work of the Invasive Species Strike Team, which surveys, monitors, and treats invasive plant species on private and public land throughout Kent County. Growing up on the lakeshore, she developed a passion for conserving Michigan’s beautiful and abundant natural resources, which […]

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Jessie Schulte – District Manager

Jessie Schulte has been the Conservation District Manager since 2016. She spent her first five years in Kent County working as the Land Manager and Volunteer Coordinator at Blandford Nature Center. Jessie Schulte has a BS in Resource Ecology and over 18 years of conservation experience gained from working all over the US from City […]

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Nick Sanchez – District Forester

Nick Sanchez is the Conservation District Forester.  Nick works with private forest landowners in Kent, Montcalm, & Ionia Co. to provide on-site technical assistance and helps connect them with public and private sector resources to help them reach their conservation goals for their forests. Nick serves as the Secretary on the Michigan Tree Farm Committee. […]

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Bill Lindberg– MAEAP Tech.

Bill Lindberg graduated from Grand Valley State University with a B.S. in Biology and from Michigan State University with a M.S. in Horticulture. For the past five years, Bill had been working at Green Valley Agricultural (Nutrien Ag Solutions) as a retail sales associate assisting fruit growers along the lakeshore counties. Growing up, Bill enjoyed […]

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