From 4 million acres to 26 thousand acres. The destruction of wetlands in Iowa have been well documented. Fortunately, appreciation for their environmental and economical benefits, as well as their unique beauty, are on the rise.
This months webinar focused on wetland identification, benefits and functions, on-going DNR monitoring programs, and what’s new on the horizon.
Jacklyn Gautsch is a Biologist with the Watershed Monitoring and AssessmentSection of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR). She holds a BS in biology and earth science from the University of Wisconsin. Before coming to the Iowa DNR Jackie participated in a variety of biological research projects including herpetological studies with the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, a study on caddisflies with the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, and a fish-monitoring program with the Upper Mississippi Long Term Resource Monitoring Program, the United States Geological Survey, and the Iowa DNR. She has also held a variety of positions with the Girl Scouts of Riverland Council and joined the Iowa DNR in 2000.
If you missed the webinar, tune in to watch the recorded December webinar any time.