Alex Wardwell

Alex Wardwell

Alex brings a unique skillset, having worked with a variety of partners before joining Audubon Minnesota. She has worked for multiple federal and state agencies in addition to serving as the Executive Director of a cooperative weed management area in southern Indiana. Most recently, Alex was an Interpretive Naturalist for the Indiana DNR and a Park Ranger at Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge, a 50,000 acre grassland-forest complex that has one of the largest breeding populations of Henslow’s sparrows in the country. Through this diverse set of experiences, Alex has learned to work and coordinate with partners with differing goals and she brings strong communication and outreach skills to the team. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Alex joined Audubon Minnesota in November 2015 as the Aspen Parklands Restoration Specialist. She will work to restore prairies and wetlands and pursue conservation easements within the globally unique Tallgrass Aspen Parklands region. She lives in northwest Minnesota with her husband. Her interests include hiking, camping, traveling, gardening, wildlife viewing, reading a good book, and fishing with her family. 

Favorite Bird: Eastern Whip-poor-will

 

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