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Alex Belisle

Land Stewardship Fellow

608-355-0279, ext. 39

Alex grew up spending his summers exploring his grandparents’ property in northern Wisconsin. As time went by, he became very intrigued by the natural workings and beauty of Wisconsin, and by extension our world. When the opportunity came to pursue a higher education at the University of Wisconsin Platteville, he decided to major in electrical engineering. To his surprise—after many sleepless nights of doing calculus homework and a few existential crises—he figured out he was the happiest being outdoors. Alex realized that his calling was to work restoring and conserving our natural areas. At the end of his 3rd year of college, he switched majors to Reclamation, Environment, and Conservation. Alex inadvertently became the president of the UW-Platteville Reclamation club, where he worked to conserve the natural areas on campus, and he spent his last summer in college interning with a private restoration company where he was able to gain hands-on experience restoring many different natural areas in southern Wisconsin. His only regret is that he didn’t answer nature’s call sooner and switch majors before his 3rd year of college.