Natural Lands Manager

Nic Nelson

Natural Lands Manager

nelson54@stolaf.edu

Calling Northfield home from birth I learned about native plants from a young age, working with my father Tom and his native wildflower rescue plant business. I graduated with a biology degree from Augsburg College ‘09 and soon after was hired by Prairie Restorations Inc. At PRI I spent years learning how to efficiently use integrated plant management, lead teams, and among other things to, control prairie burns.

As the Natural Lands Manager at St. Olaf I work to upkeep the diverse ecology of the forests wetlands and prairies located on campus. It is also my pleasure to work with students in engaging the natural lands, acting as a resource in the field for student lead initiatives as well as spearheading projects with the student Natural Lands Technicians.