Cindy Becker

Southern Driftless Grasslands Coordinator 


B.S. in Natural Resource Conservation, Rutgers University
M.S. in Forest Ecology, University of Missouri – Columbia 


Primary Responsibilities 

  • Support partnership functions and build the financial and personnel capacity of the Southern Driftless Grasslands

  • Develop and execute outreach events and programming related to prairie, savanna, and grassland habitat and grassland conservation

  • Work individually with landowners to raise awareness of and promote best management practices for prairie, savanna, and grassland habitat

Past Jobs & Experience 
Early in her career Cindy worked as a botanical consultant, assessing natural communities for invasive plants and rare plant species for the Missouri Department of Conservation, US Park Service, and The Nature Conservancy.  In moving to Wisconsin in 2008, she transitioned from research and monitoring on public lands to landowner engagement and private lands restoration.  Cindy jointly worked as the Blue Mounds Area Project Outreach Ecologist and co-operated a small restoration business, Nature’s Keeper Services.  

Favorite thing about the Driftless Area
"The Driftless Area is filled with subtle wonders that force exploration.  I enjoy seeking out and exploring obscure small natural areas and public lands.  Within this working landscape are opportunities to preserve and protect nature all around us."

Hobbies and Interests
Cindy cherishes time outdoors, and in her spare time, can be found hiking, foraging, or botanizing, with a dog by her side.  She loves to grow and share food and flowers from her garden. Cindy is also passionate about exercise and in the process of getting her yoga teacher certification.  


Driftless Area Land Conservancy

206 S. Iowa Street (map)

Dodgeville, Wisconsin 53533

Email us

(608) 930-3252

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