The Nature Conservancy has hired Ann Calhoun as Baraboo Hills Project Coordinator. Calhoun will coordinate the Conservancy’s conservation and restoration efforts in the Baraboo Hills including forest management, prescribed fire, invasive species control, research and volunteer activities.
Calhoun has worked for The Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin since 2008, first as a land management assistant and volunteer coordinator through the WisconservationCorps Program and most recently as Baraboo Land Steward, coordinating the Conservancy’s land management and volunteer efforts in the Hills.
“We’re very excited to have Ann as our Baraboo Hills Project Coordinator,” said Matt Dallman, Nature Conservancy director of conservation. “She has a strong understanding of our work in the Hills, a wealth of land management experience and a great working relationship with our partners and volunteers.”
“I’m delighted to be serving as the Baraboo Hills Project Coordinator,” Calhoun says. “I especially look forward to the opportunity to work with partners and landowners to foster and implement important conservation projects and to continue building on the strong conservation legacy that is alive and well in the Baraboo Hills.”
Prior to working for the Conservancy in Wisconsin, Calhoun worked on land management and landowner outreach as an intern with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Private Lands Office. She worked for the National Park Service monitoring the effects of wildfire and prescribed fired on the trees and other vegetation at Yosemite National Park. And she has worked for the Conservancy in Iowa and Arkansas on land management and habitat restoration projects.
The Baraboo Hills are one of The Nature Conservancy’s top conservation priorities in Wisconsin. The organization has been working with landowners and communities in the Hills for more than 45 years to conserve almost 11,000 acres. Conservancy lands are open to visitors for hiking, cross-country skiing, hunting, bird-watching, and other recreation opportunities.
For more information about The Nature Conservancy’s work in the Baraboo Hills, visit its web site or call the Baraboo office at (608) 356-5300.
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.