Driftless Area Land Conservancy
Barb Barzen
Project & Grants Specialist


Barb and her husband, Jeb, have lived on a bluff overlooking the Lower Wisconsin River for 30+ years, raising two kids and restoring their neighborhood’s prairies and savannas. After a long tenure with the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, Barb got involved with coordinating partnerships that DALC is involved in — the Lowery Creek Watershed Initiative and, briefly, the Southwest Wisconsin Grasslands Network. She soon added the Driftless Trail to her plate, and recently joined the DALC staff to continue with the Lowery Creek and Driftless Trail projects, plus additional fundraising and outreach duties. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, knitting, canoeing, birding, and catching up with her kids in Minnesota and Montana.