Amy Alstad recently joined the team at Driftless Area Land Conservancy and she is looking forward to partnering with the landowners of Southwest Wisconsin to protect the places special to them.
“I’m very excited to welcome Amy as the Conservancy’s new Land Conservation Associate” said David Clutter, DALC Executive Director. “Amy brings an abundance of knowledge, skills, experience and passion for conservation to Driftless. She’s an extremely well-trained ecologist who has already provided a great deal of value to area landowners via management planning, education and outreach.”
Her Ph.D. research involved surveying plants at more than 60 prairie remnants in Wisconsin. Through her research she has developed a strong understanding of the various factors which contributed to the long-term health or degradation of many Wisconsin natural habitats.
“I’ve been fortunate to come from a family who deeply values land conservation and protection” shared Alstad. “I have had a front row seat in watching my grandparents and parents carefully deliberate their options for appropriate protection strategies for our family’s properties.” These personal encounters have positioned Amy well to support landowners as they navigate similar decisions for their land.
In addition to focusing on a broad range of land conservation projects throughout our service area, Amy will continue work on the Monarch grant partnership.