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​Karl Schmidtke

Position: Resource Technician

As the Resource Technician, Karl’s primary responsibilities include administering the conservation easements in Le Sueur & Scott County, working within the One Watershed One Plans, administering Conservation Partners Legacy grants, assisting with the local cover crop programs & structural projects.

Karl is originally from Marshfield, WI and grew up in Plymouth, MN. He received a Bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in environmental sustainability from the University of Minnesota Duluth. Past work, experience includes working for the non-profit organization Friends of the Minnesota River Valley and the Conservation Corps.

Karl started as a Farm bill Technician in 2018 and was promoted to a Resource Technician in the fall of 2020.