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CINDY BECKER

Director of Conservation Programs for the Driftless Area Land Conservancy

Cindy has been working with private landowners to promote conservation practices that improve habitat for wildlife and plant communities for the last 12 years.  A B.S. in Natural Resource Management from Rutgers University and an M.S. Forest Ecology from UMO-Columbia led to 8 years of botanical research in the lower Midwest and Great Plains. Shifting to private lands conservation in 2008, she has worked as an outreach educator and restoration service provider supporting prairie and savanna habitat restoration.  With a background in field botany, she enjoys most her time working with landowners sharing her enthusiasm for native plants and the pollinators and wildlife they support.   She previously coordinated the Southern Driftless Grasslands partnership, and is now the Director of Conservation Programs for the Driftless Area Land Conservancy hoping to “change the world, one landowner at a time”.