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Public Program Coordinator
608-355-0279 ext. 28
608-355-0279 ext. 20
608-355-0279 ext. 26
608-355-0279 ext. 32
Emily Iehl grew up in Crystal Lake, Illinois. While obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Aspects of Conservation at UW-Madison, she developed an awareness of the relationships between people, other species, and the resources that we share on Earth. During college and since graduating in 2011, Emily has led horseback tours in Yellowstone National Park, sampled a restored prairie at the Aldo Leopold Foundation, and radio-tracked turkeys on the coastal plain of Delaware. She enjoys spending time with her young German Shorthaired Pointer, learning to hunt and fish, running, and baking cheesecakes.
Carl Cotter grew up in Columbus, WI where he spent much of his time in the woods or on the river. He attended Iowa State University, receiving a B.S. degree in Global Resource Systems, with forestry and sustainability minors in 2013. If the sun is shining you'll likely find Carl wandering in the woods, paddling in a canoe or sitting in a tree stand. Once the sun goes down, he'll be tying flies, reading a good book or curling up to the fire.
Maria Kopecky grew up exploring the forests and lakes of Mercer, Wisconsin. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a Master’s degree in Environmental Education from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Maria is particularly interested in creating connections between people and the environment that lead to appreciation and conservation of the natural world. In her free time, she enjoys making music, playing board games, running, biking, and adventuring in the great outdoors.
Greg Tenn was hired as our very first Trail Planning Intern. Greg is an aspiring sustainable design, planning, and project implementation professional and will be helping in the planning and construction of the Leopold Marsh Boardwalk. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from Penn State in 2012 and, after time at the Smithsonian Gardens (Washington, D.C.) and the Schuylkill Headwaters Association (Pottsville, PA), has spent the last year working on the restoration of an historic Art Deco hotel in Miami Beach, FL. Moving forward, he hopes to implement projects that are economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable and to incorporate components of ecological restoration while fostering connections between people and place. An avid runner and hiker, he enjoys travel and often gets to know his new surroundings by getting ‘lost’ on trails and back roads.
Learn more about Land Stewardship Internships.
Want to volunteer for the Foundation? Whether you have a few hours one day or want to come out regularly we'll find something for you to help with! Contact us at 608.355.0279 for more information, or apply below.