Matt Berg, Grantsburg High School
For the past 16 years Matt has taught biology at Grantsburg High School in northwest Wisconsin. He also owns and operates Endangered Resource Services, LLC – a biological contracting company that specializes in endangered species mitigation, inventory and monitoring surveys, habitat restoration, and public education and outreach about the challenges facing Wisconsin's natural resources as well as the opportunities for everyday people to get involved with conservation. Over the years, he and his students have participated in a number of CBM granted projects dealing with native freshwater mussels, dragonflies, frogs, bats, and aquatic invasive species. As much as he loves all of these groups, his first and real passion will always be birds and helping conserve the habitats that sustain them. Over the years, he’s seen how CBM offers youth and adults a window into the natural world that can be truly life changing, and he's honored to join the rest of the board as they help move the WCBM network forward.
Meg Domroese, Gathering Waters: Wisconsin’s Alliance for Land Trusts
As Gathering Waters' Land Trust Program Director, Meg coordinates training and facilitates collaboration among land trusts and partners. Previously, at the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, she convened discussions on statewide water and energy issues. Meg served on the steering committee that launched the Citizen Science Association in 2014. She has a strong interest in the participant experience in citizen science and has conducted assessments of volunteers' motivations and learning gains. Meg led projects in Bolivia and British Columbia, among other places, in her previous position at the American Museum of Natural History's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation. These projects all aimed to promote participation in conservation through partnerships among scientists, educators, and community leaders.
Anne Kretschmann, North Lakeland Discovery Center
Anne is the Water Specialist at the North Lakeland Discovery Center, coordinating the center's water-related citizen science programming. Anne collaborates with local lake associations and towns to address aquatic invasive species issues, involving citizens in detection, control, and educational outreach. She coordinates the northern Wisconsin long-term lake level monitoring program, the first of its kind in the state, partnering with the Trout Lake Research Station (UW - Center for Limnology) and Lac du Flambeau Tribal Natural Resources. Anne is also the treasurer for the Vilas County Lakes and Rivers Association. Anne holds a bachelor's degree in Conservation Biology and conducted graduate work in Fisheries and Wildlife Management and GIS. She has over 20 years of professional wildlife, fisheries, and environmental education experience, working with a wide array of species (everything from mosquitoes to elk to native fish to eagles and anything in between) nation-wide.
Nancy Turyk, UW-Stevens Point Center for Watershed Science and Education
Nancy is a Water Resource Scientist for the Center for Watershed Science and Education at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She conducts lake and river research to assess water quality and health of waterbodies and watersheds for citizen groups and county and federal agencies. All of the studies involve UWSP students in field work, data assessment, and communication. Nancy also instructs water resource courses and is affiliated with UW-Stevens Point's state-certified Water and Environmental Analysis Lab which has supported volunteer monitors since 1975.