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Central Office

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Bureau of Community Financial Assistance-CF/2
101 S. Webster Street
PO Box 7921
Madison, WI  53707-7921

Bureau Director

Jim Ritchie
608-215-6235

Grant staff

Cathy Burrow, Chief, Environmental & Natural Resources Grants Section
608-266-2747

Christine Halbur, Chief, Outdoor Recreation Grants Section
920-360-1490

Staff name & email Phone Areas of expertise
Sandy Chancellor 608-275-3206 Grant Program Manager
  • dry cleaning grants
  • forest fire protection
  • well abandonment grants
  • well compensation grants
Corinne Johnson 608-267-9385 Grant Program Manager
  • nonpoint notice of discharge
  • nonpoint targeted runoff management
  • nonpoint urban storm water planning and construction
Elisabeth (Lis) Kuisis 608-267-5129 Grant Program Manager
  • municipal flood control grants
  • weed management area (WMA)
  • Wisconsin forest landowner (WFLGP)
Laura MacFarland 715-365-8920 Grant Program Manager
  • surface water grants (lakes, rivers, aquatic invasive species)
Wendy Peich 608-264-9207 Grant Program Manager
  • dam removal grants
  • municipal dam grants
  • basic recycling and recycling consolidation grants
  • urban wildlife damage abatement and control
Jillian Steffes 715-210-4911 Grant Program Manager
  • all terrain vehicle (ATV/UTV) trails
  • motorized stewardship grants
  • snowmobile trails
  • off-highway motorcycle trails

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.

Christine Halbur, Chief, Outdoor Recreation Grants Section
920-360-1490

Staff name & email Phone Title & areas of expertise
Donna Kempf 414-263-8569 Community Services Specialist
  • clean vessel act
  • sport fish restoration
  • boating infrastructure
Faith Murray 920-662-5487 Community Services Specialist
  • ATV/UTV trails
  • aquatic invasive species grants
  • lake planning and protection
  • river planning and protection
  • stewardship program for nonprofit conservation organizations
  • off-highway motorcycle trails
  • snowmobile trails
Jessica Terrien 920-662-5121 Community Services Specialist
  • stewardship program for local government
  • recreational trails
  • land & water conservation fund
  • recreational boating grants
Bobbi Winebar 920-662-5175 Grant Program Manager
  • Federal recreational trail grant program
  • Recreational boating facility grant program

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 715-635-4160 Community Services Specialist
  • clean vessel
  • recreational boating facilities
  • sport fish restoration
Laura MacFarland 715-365-8920 Grant Program Manager
  • surface water grants (lakes, rivers, aquatic invasive species)
Jeff Pennucci 715-365-8928 Community Services Specialist
  • ATV/UTV Trails
  • land & water conservation fund
  • recreational trails
  • off-highway motorcycle trails
  • snowmobile trails
  • stewardship program for local government
  • stewardship program for nonprofit conservation organizations
  • utility terrain vehicles
Jillian Steffes 715-210-4911 Grant Program Manager
  • all terrain vehicle (ATV/UTV) trails
  • motorized stewardship grants
  • snowmobile trails
  • off-highway motorcycle trails
Jill Sunderland 715-635-4162 Environmental Grants Specialist
  • aquatic invasive species (AIS)
  • lake management planning, protection & classification
  • river protection & management
Staff name & email Phone Title & areas of expertise
Counties: Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer, Washburn
Ann Loechler 715-635-4160 Community Services Specialist
  • clean vessel
  • sport fish restoration
  • snowmobile trails
Jill Sunderland 715-635-4162 Environmental Grants Specialist
  • aquatic invasive species (AIS)
  • lake management planning, protection & classification
  • river protection & management
Ed Slaminski 715-635-4130 Community Services Specialist
  • ATV/UTV Trails
  • land & water conservation fund
  • recreational boating facilities
  • recreational trails
  • off-highway motorcycle 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
Kurt Byfield 608-275-7760 Environmental Grants Specialist
  • ATV/UTV trails
  • aquatic invasive species (AIS)
  • lake management planning, protection & classification
  • off-highway motorcycle trails
  • snowmobile trails
  • river protection & management
Sandy Chancellor 608-275-3206 Grant Program Manager
  • dry cleaning grants
  • forest fire protection
  • well abandonment grants
  • well compensation grants
Cheryl Housley 608-275-3218 Community Services Specialist
  • land & water conservation fund
  • stewardship program for local governments
Mary Rothenmaier 608-275-3322 Community Services Specialist
  • recreational trails
  • stewardship program for non-profit conservation organizations
  • recreational boating facilities
  • clean vessel
  • sport fish restoration
  • boating infrastructure

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
Sara deBruijn 414-263-8704 Community Services Specialist
  • boating infrastructure
  • recreational boating facilities
  • clean vessel
  • sport fish restoration
  • waterways access
  • stewardship program for local government
  • land & water conservation fund
  • federal forestry payment in lieu of taxes
  • forest fire protection - statewide
Chrissy Kozik 414-263-8676 Community Services Specialist
  • aquatic invasive species (AIS)
  • lake management planning, protection & classification
  • river protection & management
  • land and water conservation fund compliance
Faith Murray 920-662-5487 Community Services Specialist
  • ATV/UTV trails
  • off-highway motorcycle trails
  • snowmobile trails

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 715-839-3730 Team Leader (statewide)
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife service grant program
Gina Keenan 715-836-6574 Community Services Specialist
  • stewardship program for nonprofit conservation organizations
  • Surface Water Grants
  • recreational boating facilities
Ann Loechler 715-635-4160 Community Services Specialist
  • ATV/UTV trails
  • off-highway motorcycle trails
  • snowmobile trails
  • recreational trails (motorized)
Beth Norquist 715-839-3751 Community Services Specialist
  • summer tribal youth
  • county conservation aids - statewide
  • land & water conservation fund
  • recreational trails
  • stewardship program for local government
Last revised: Tuesday May 19 2020