Brittany VanderWall is the District Forester with the Presque Isle Conservation District which includes Presque Isle and Cheboygan counties.
A graduate of Michigan Tech University with a BS in forestry and an ecology minor, Brittany is part of a statewide landowner assistance program called the "Forestry Assistance Program" which was created to help Michigan landowners navigate a wide array of land management options. She spends her days teaching landowners about their woods, hosting public workshops and presentations, conferring with policymakers, and being visible in the community as a readily available resource.
Brittany also helps landowners identify and monitor their risk for invasive forest pests and diseases. In addition, Brittany designed and manages her conservation district websites and the Michigan SAF website.
Brittany has been particularly active in Tree Farm where she was elected to serve as the State Chair of the Michigan Tree Farm Committee in January of 2016. She was recently elected to serve as the state Vice Chair for Michigan SAF in December of 2017 and is a Certified Forester as of October 2019. She is also a member of the American Forest Foundation's Woodland Operating Committee which serves to advise the AFF Board of Trustees and AFF staff on all AFF’s woodland related activities including the American Tree Farm System, our place-based projects, policy, and other activities. In 2019 she was named the National Leadership Award winner for her work with the American Tree Farm System.
In her spare time she plays jazz trombone and sings in her community theater.
Presque Isle Conservation District 658 S. Bradley Highway Rogers City MI, 49779 (989) 734-4000 firstname.lastname@example.org