Becoming a Master Conservationist

February 6, 2019 8:31 AM

Taking Iowa State University resources and personalizing them for a specific area of the state can be a challenge. Researchers in Ames have knowledge and experience dealing with big-picture issues, while local conservationists are plugged into opportunities and challenges in their home area. The Master Conservationist Program at Iowa State aims to bridge that gap. Participants from all over the state learn from Iowa State faculty and extension specialists through an online, standardized curriculum using state and national materials. Local conservation professionals lead paired in-person sessions building on that information about wildlife, natural resources and conservation and tailoring the material to where participants live....

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Author(s): 

Adam Janke Assistant Professor

Adam Janke is the statewide Wildlife Extension Specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Adam is a trained wildlife biologist, having received a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in wildlife conservation and ecology from three land-grant schools in the Midwest.  He is also certified ...