Private lands specialists

VACANT, prairie habitat specialist,focuses on assisting partners with protection, enhancement, and restoration of native prairie and grassland habitats on private lands in Minnesota’s Prairie Grassland and Tallgrass Aspen Biomes, as well as bluff prairies of the Deciduous Forest Biome.  Implementation of the Minnesota Prairie Conservation Plan is a high priority.  Ten local technical teams are available to assist landowners.  To learn more about conserving and restoring these habitats, due to this position's current vacancy, you can contact your local U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program), Natural Resource Conservation Service, (Farm Bill conservation programs) and/or Soil and Water Conservation District office(s) for habitat assistance.  For a list of grassland restoration, financial and technical assistance opportunities, see Minnesota Department of Agriculture's Conservation Funding Guide - Grassland Management.


John E. Maile, 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. John is based out of Glenwood. Wetlands are an important resource across Minnesota’s biomes, providing many benefits. Resources to conserve and restore wetland habitats are available through 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), Soil and Water Conservation District, and other partners.  For a list of wetland restoration, financial and technical assistance opportunities, see Minnesota Department of Agriculture's Conservation Funding Guide.
320-634-7344
john.maile@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. Brushlands and forests are important resources within Minnesota’s Tallgrass Aspen, Deciduous Forest, and Coniferous Forest Biomes.  Resources to conserve and restore these habitats are available through your local U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program), Natural Resource Conservation Service, (Farm Bill conservation programs such as EQIP), Soil and Water Conservation District, and other partners.  For a list of brushland and forest restoration, financial and technical assistance opportunities, see Minnesota Department of Agriculture's Conservation Funding Guide – Forest/Woodlot Management.
218-429-3052
jodie.provost@state.mn.us

 

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