Meet Kim Elsenbroek, TLC's New Land Conservation Specialist
Can you tell us a bit about your background?
My background is in restoration and conservation ecology. Since receiving my M.S. I have worked with the Chicago Botanic Garden, The National Park Service and The Nature Conservancy. From monitoring rare plants, managing invasive plants to environmental education, I have a broad background in the field of land conservation.
Kim poses with an ornate box turtle at Nachusa Grasslands.
What you will be doing at TLC?
I'll be working as the land conservation specialist, helping landowners transfer their land into conservation easements in order to preserve their land forever! I’ll work closely with landowners to help them accomplish their conservation goals and promote the natural beauty of McHenry County.
What do you do in your free time?
I like to spend time outdoors with my dog Leia (border collie/pointer mix), hang out with my family, and spend time in the dance studio.
I am grateful for the opportunity to work with The Land Conservancy! I look forward to spending time with this organization and growing roots in McHenry County.
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Linda and Joe the donkey at a farm in Burlington, WI.