Jacob Grochowski - District Forester
Jacob grew up in Alpena County exploring the mixed conifer swamps of northeast Michigan, and he is glad to be back to serve the region as Presque Isle and Cheboygan Counties’ District Forester. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 2017 with a degree in environmental sciences, focusing on policy and forest ecology. He completed his master’s degree Forestry at the University of Missouri in 2023, where he was the first Buddy Temple Graduate Fellow. His graduate research took him to the Boggy Slough Conservation Area in the Pineywoods forests of East Texas. There he had the opportunity to look at the effects of harvesting, prescribed fire, and herbicide application on forest regeneration, as well as observe lots of wildlife. After his undergraduate and before his graduate education, his work experience included invasive plant and insect management, especially the management of hemlock woolly adelgid. He worked with the Michigan DNR, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, and West Michigan Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area. He has a background in small-scale agriculture, and is keenly interested in the role that forest management can play in supporting agricultural producers and building healthy local economies.
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