Science Advisory Council Member

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Jim VandenBrook

Jim VandenBrook retired in 2018 after 35 years involved in land and water conservation in Wisconsin. An alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Soil Science he began his career as the County Conservationist in Vernon County, then 26 years with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection managing land and water resources including pesticide and nutrient management regulations to protect groundwater and surface water. From 2012 to 2018, Jim was the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association, representing the 72 county land conservation committees and their staff.  If our climate allows, Jim plans to ski his 38th American Birkebeiner in February.