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For Stewardship grants, contact:
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Bureau of CFA
Phone: 608-266-7555
Fax: 608-267-0496

Community Financial Assistance - CF/2
Dept of Natural Resources
101 S Webster St
PO Box 7921
Madison WI  53707-7921

Community Financial Assistance staff contacts

The DNR's Community Financial Assistance (CFA) staff administer grant and loan programs. Program staff work closely with local governments and interested organizations to develop and support projects that protect public health, natural resources, the environment and outdoor recreational opportunities.

Central office

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DNR
Community Financial Assistance - CF/2
101 S Webster St
PO Box 7921
Madison WI 53707


Bureau Director

Mary Rose Teves
608-267-7683

Grant staff

Patrick Kirsop, Grant Section Chief
608-266-2747

Staff name & email Phone Areas of expertise
Kari Beetham 608-264-9207
  • dam removal grants
  • municipal dam grants
  • recycling grants
  • urban wildlife damage abatement and control
  • STAR liason
Cathy Burrow 608-267-0494
  • all terrain vehicle (ATV/UTV) trails
  • motorized stewardship grants
  • snowmobile trails
  • weed management area (WMA)
Aaron Larson 608-267-9385
  • nonpoint notice of discharge
  • nonpoint targeted runoff management
  • nonpoint urban storm water planning and construction
Vacant
  • county conservation grants
  • federal recreational trails
  • recreational boating
Sara deBruijn 608-266-5742
  • federal forestry payment in lieu of taxes
  • forest fire protection grants
  • well abandonment grants
  • well compensation grants
Jennifer Feyerherm 608-266-1967
  • dry cleaning grants
  • forest fire protection grants
  • STAR liason
Kathy Hanson 608-266-9426
  • aquatic invasive species grants
  • gypsy moth suppression grants
  • lake planning grants
  • lake protection grants
  • river protection grants
  • river planning grants
Jeff Soellner 608-267-7152
  • municipal flood control grants
  • walleye production grants
  • Wisconsin forest landowner (WFLGP)
Bobbi Winebar 920-662-5175
  • hunter recruitment, development, training and education grants
  • shooting range -- public & private grants

Loans staff

Robin Schmidt, Environmental Loans Section Chief
608-266-3915

Staff name & email Phone Areas of expertise
Dave Calhoon 608-266-4536
  • CMAR
  • equipment replacement fund (ERF)
  • user charge systems (UCS) and sewer use ordinances (SUO)
  • loan processing
Jeanne Cargill 608-267-7587
  • policy coordinator
  • statutes & codes specialist
  • loan processing
Kay Christensen 608-266-3163
  • outreach coordinator
  • administrative support
Michelle Eis 608-267-0490
  • Small Loans Program (SLP) specialist
  • Hardship financial assistance specialist
  • loan processing
Greg Farmer 608-266-5889
  • disbursement specialist
  • project closeout specialist
  • loan processing
Sam Jordt 608-267-2450
  • environmental review (E/A/H) specialist
  • funding sources specialist
  • loan processing
Kim Leizinger 608-264-8844
  • disbursement specialist
  • project closeout specialist
  • loan processing
Meja Maka 608-266-9193
  • DBE/MBE/WBE requirements specialist
  • Davis-Bacon specialist
  • loan processing
Matt Marcum 608-264-8986
  • Clean Water Fund Program (CWFP) specialist
  • loan processing
Nicole Mathews 608-266-0849
  • Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP) specialist
  • loan processing
Becky Mesdjian 608-266-5888
  • ELOS data base manager
  • IS systems development services
Becky Scott 608-267-7584
  • federal liaison
  • federal requirements specialist (EPA, FSP, GPR, UAIS)
  • loan processing
Mary E. Wagner 608-267-7475
  • loan processing
Cindy Wheeler 608-266-9955
  • administrative support

Northeast

Northeast Region

The DNR's Northeast Region includes the counties of Brown, Calumet Door, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Marquette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara and Winnebago.

Staff name & email Phone Title & areas of expertise
Christine Halbur 920-662-5121 Grants and Loans Field Supervisor
  • boating infrastructure
  • county conservation aids
  • recreational trails
  • stewardship program for local government
Robert Hannes 920-366-4208 Construction Management Engineer
  • Clean Water Fund Loan program
  • Safe Drinking Water Loan program
VACANT Environmental Grants Specialist
  • boating infrastructure grants
  • recreational boating grants
  • sport fish restoration grants
  • waterways access
Faith Murray 920-662-5487 Community Services Specialist
  • aquatic invasive species grants
  • lake planning and protection
  • river planning and protection
  • stewardship program for nonprofit conservation organizations
  • all terrain vehicle (ATV) trails
  • snowmobile trail grants
Luke Albers 920-662-5168 Recreational Trails Grant Assistant
  • recreational trails

Northern

Northern Region

The DNR's Northern Region includes the counties of Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Oneida, Polk, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas and Washburn; duties are allocated per county.

Staff name & email Phone Title & areas of expertise
Counties: Florence, Forest, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Oneida, Price, Taylor, Vilas
Ann Loechler 715-822-2758 Community Services Specialist
  • ATV trails
  • county conservation aids
  • clean vessel
  • snowmobile trails
  • recreational boating facilities
  • sport fish restoration
Jane Malischke 715-635-4062 Environmental Grants Specialist
  • aquatic invasive species (AIS)
  • lake management planning, protection & classification
  • river protection & management
  • waterways access
Steve Ohm 715-365-8939 Construction Management Engineer
  • Clean Water Fund Loan program
  • Safe Drinking Water Loan program
(Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Oneida, Price, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas, Washburn)
Jillian Steffes 715-365-8928 Community Services Specialist
  • ATV Trails
  • Land & Water Conservation Fund
  • recreational trails
  • snowmobile trails
  • stewardship program for local government
  • stewardship program for nonprofit conservation organizations
  • utility terrain vehicles
Staff name & email Phone Title & areas of expertise
Counties: Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer, Washburn
Karen Blodgett 715-836-6574 Community Services Specialist
  • stewardship program for nonprofit conservation organizations
  • summer tribal youth program
Ann Loechler 715-822-2758 Community Services Specialist
  • ATV trails
  • county conservation aids
  • clean vessel
  • sport fish restoration
  • snowmobile trails
Jane Malischke 715-635-4062 Environmental Grants Specialist
  • aquatic invasive species (AIS)
  • lake management planning, protection & classification
  • river protection & management
  • waterways access
Ed Slaminski 715-635-4130 Community Services Specialist
  • ATV Trails
  • Land & Water Conservation Fund
  • recreational boating facilities
  • recreational trails
  • snowmobile trails
  • stewardship program for local government
  • utility terrain vehicles

South Central

South Central Region

The DNR's South Central Region includes the counties of Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Lafayette, Richland, Rock and Sauk.

Staff name & email Phone Title & areas of expertise
Sandy Chancellor 608-275-7760 Environmental Grants Specialist
  • aquatic invasive species (AIS)
  • county conservation aids
  • lake management planning, protection & classification
  • river protection & management
  • waterways access
Ann Loechler 715-822-2758 Community Services Specialist
  • all terrain vehicle (ATV) trails
  • snowmobile trails
Bernie Robertson 608-516-3623 Construction Management Engineer
  • Clean Water Fund Loan program
  • Safe Drinking Water Loan program
Mary Rothenmaier 608-275-3322 Community Services Specialist
  • recreational trails
  • stewardship program for non-profit conservation organizations
Sara deBruijn 414-263-8704 Community Services Specialist
  • recreational boating facilities
  • clean vessel
  • sport fish restoration
  • boating infrastructure
Cheryl Housley 608-275-3218 Community Services Specialist
  • Land & Water Conservation Fund
  • stewardship program for local governments/li>

Southeast

Southeast Region

The DNR's Southeast Region includes the counties of Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha.

Staff name & email Phone Title & areas of expertise
Jim Ritchie 414-263-8610 Grants and Loans Field Supervisor
  • land and water conservation fund
  • snowmobile trails
  • stewardship program for local governments
  • recreational trails
Chrissy Kozik 414-263-8676 Community Services Specialist
  • aquatic invasive species (AIS)
  • county conservation aids
  • lake management planning, protection & classification
  • river protection & management
  • land and water conservation fund compliance
Francis Fuja 414-303-1711 Construction Management Engineer
  • Clean Water Fund Loan program
  • Safe Drinking Water Loan program
Sara deBruijn 414-263-8704 Grant Assistant
  • boating infrastructure
  • recreational boating facilities
  • clean vessel
  • sport fish restoration
  • waterways access

West Central

West Central Region

The DNR's West Central Region includes the counties of Adams, Buffalo, Chippewa, Clark, Crawford, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Juneau, LaCrosse, Marathon, Monroe, Pepin, Pierce, Portage, St. Croix, Trempealeau, Vernon and Wood.

Staff name & email Phone Title & areas of expertise
Karen Blodgett 715-836-6574 Community Services Specialist
  • county conservation aids
  • stewardship program for nonprofit conservation organizations
  • summer tribal youth program
Michael Blodgett 715-491-3290 Construction Management Engineer
  • Clean Water Fund Loan program
  • Safe Drinking Water Loan program
Ann Loechler 715-822-2758 Community Services Specialist
  • ATV, snowmobile trails & recreational trails (motorized)
Beth Norquist 715-839-3751 Community Services Specialist
  • Friends grants
  • county conservation aids
  • Land & Water Conservation Fund
  • recreational trails
  • stewardship program for local government
Bruce Neeb 715-839-3713 Grants and Loans Field Supervisor
  • aquatic invasive species (AIS)
  • boating infrastructure (BIG)
  • rec. boating facilities/clean vessel/sport fish restoration
  • lake planning, protection & classification
  • river planning & management
  • waterways access
Last revised: Thursday November 03 2016