Completed Projects

Curriculum development and training

  • The Energy Group, Inc., conducted customer service training. 2016
  • Women, Food and Agriculture Network, conducted Professional Development training, Minnesota, Missouri, and Iowa. 2014-2015
  • Women Food and Agriculture Network, women’s learning circles in Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska, and women’s conservation communication campaign. 2010-2012
  • Iowa State University Extension, training for Agricultural Extension specialists working effectively with women farmland owners. 2010-2011


  • Iowa Conservation Education Council, facilitated strategic planning. 2015
  • Shive-Hattery, Inc., facilitated public input meetings for new lake project. 2012
  • Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), facilitated stakeholder meeting for White-tailed Deer Management Plan Review. 2012
  • Story County Conservation Board, facilitated strategic planning for board and full staff. 2011
  • Iowa DNR, facilitated Upland Game Bird Advisory Committee. 2009
  • Iowa DNR, facilitated Deer Management Advisory Committee. 2008
  • Funding Solutions, Inc., facilitated Fundraising Strategic Plan for Hawthorne Hill. 2008
  • Wright County Soil and Water Conservation District, Facilitated watershed education project. 2006-2007
  • Wright County Soil and Water Conservation District, Facilitated public outreach Wall Lake. 2005
  • Iowa DNR, facilitated statewide discussion on Invasive Species. 2004

Interpretive planning, products and research

  • Shive-Hattery, Inc., completed interpretive assessment for Veteran’s Parkway in West Des Moines. 2017
  • Scott County Conservation Board, completed feasibility assessment. 2016-2017
  • Iowa Department of Transportation, conducted historic research for the Living Roadway Trust Fund and Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management program. 2016-2017
  • Shive-Hattery, Inc., conducted interpretive assessment for new park. 2016-2017
  • Polk County Conservation Board, completed interpretive planning. 2013-2014
  • Drake University,  conducted farmer interviews for Sustainable Agricultural Land Tenure  and Risk Management for Extreme Climatic Events. 2013-2014
  • Floyd County Historical Society, completed design, build and installation two exhibits. 2013
  • Webster and Hamilton County Conservation Boards, produced interpretive kiosks. 2013
  • Iowa Hops Company, conducted market research. 2012-2013
  • Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust, Fort Dodge, IA, produced a master plan for two farms. 2012
  • Iowa DNR, developed kiosk templates and brochure templates for Water Trails. 2012
  • County Conservation Boards in Cedar River Watershed, produced outreach materials. 2012
  • Iowa DNR, produced Interpretation Plan for Backbone State Park. 2011
  • Iowa DNR, facilitated public meetings for Easter Lake. 2011
  • Midwest Association of Fish and Wildlife Administrators, facilitated discussion. 2011
  • County Conservation Boards within Cedar River Watershed, created interpretive plan. 2011
  • America’s Byways Resource Center, Duluth, MN., designed Effective Wayshowing. 2009-2010
  • Shive-Hattery Inc., completed natural area inventory and interpretive plan for Marquette/McGregor wetland center. 2009-2010
  • Mid-Iowa Growth Partnership, Co-PI for Small Meat Processor Specialist Curriculum Feasibility Study. 2009-2010
  • Floyd County Historical Society, developed interpretive plan for Salsbury collection (historic poultry pharmaceutical company). 2010-2011
  • Iowa DNR, conducted focus group research for walk-in access program for hunting on private land. 2009
  • Conservation Districts of Iowa, created absentee landowner outreach project. 2009
  • Shive-Hattery Inc., provided natural area inventory and plan for Sugar Creek Master Plan. 2008
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, developed interpretive education project at Lake Red Rock. 2006-2008
  • Heartland Acres Agribition Center, developed interpretive plan. Independence, Iowa. 2006
  • Council on Agricultural Science and Technology,  Final report developed for U.S. - Sino Agricultural and Biotechnology  Safety Assessment Cooperation Exchange project. Ames, Iowa. 2005


  • Heartland Regional Initiative,  Lead evaluator for issue area teams in 4 states (IA, MO, NE, KS) for a  4-year initiative. Issues include bioenergy and water quality, nutrient  management, watershed educational outreach, and human dimensions  studies. 2008-2011
  • Heartland Regional Water Coordination Initiative, Nutrient Management Issue Team. 2009
  • Iowa Recycling Association, evaluation of pilot project to develop high school competition for recycling sorting equipment models. 2010-2011
  • Iowa State University Extension 4-H, Connecting Learning and Living Evaluation redesign project for statewide programs. 2009-2010
  • Iowa Association of Naturalists, member survey design review and analysis assistance. 2007
  • Resource Enhancement And Protection Conservation Education Program, evaluation framework for statewide grants program. 2003-2004
  • Iowa DNR, conducted needs assessment for first agency-wide stewardship education plan. 2003-2004
  • Young Women’s Resource Center, Des Moines, IA. Developed and designed program evaluations. 2005
  • Iowa DNR, Program evaluation for Fish Iowa! 1999
  • Iowa DNR Aquatic Education Program and Iowa Department of Education, Program evaluation. 2003-2004
  • Iowa Conservation Education Council, Commissioned and managed communications survey. 2001
  • Iowa DNR, Trees For Kids Program, Commissioned and managed evaluation of past programs. 2000

Conference Evaluation

  • 6 Iowa Conservation Education Council / Coalition sponsored conferences 2003-2006, 2015-2017
  • Midwest Environmental Education Conference. 2005
  • 3 Dallas County Conservation Board humanities conferences. 2003-2005
  • 4 Conservation Districts of Iowa annual conferences. 2003-2006
  • 3 Loess Hills Prairie Seminars. 2003-2007
  • Iowa Prairie Conference. 2003, 2007
  • EPA Region 7 Board-to-Board Leadership Summit. 2004
The ace wrap is a reminder that not all groups or participants travel at the same pace!
The ace wrap is a reminder that not all groups or participants travel at the same pace!