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Heidi Mehl

Director, Kansas Water & Agriculture Programs

Topeka, KS

Heidi Mehl headshot.

Heidi Mehl Heidi is the director of Water and Agriculture programs for The Nature Conservancy in Kansas. © Daniel J. Videtich

Area of Expertise

Fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, human-environment interactions


Media Contact

Laura Rose Clawson
ph. 785-233-4400


Heidi is the director of Water and Agriculture programs in Kansas, where she works to recover the state’s streams and improve water quality through the David T. Beals III Healthy Streams for Kansas Initiative and directs soil health and regenerative agriculture projects in Kansas. She has a strong interdisciplinary background spanning the fields of fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, biogeochemistry and human-environment interactions.

Heidi received her Ph.D. from Kansas State University with a dissertation titled “A cultural ecology of riparian systems on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation: understanding stream incision, riparian function, and Indigenous Knowledge to increase best management plan adoption.”

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