Ann Lewandowski

Research and outreach coordinator
173 McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 
+1 612 624 6765
Fax: 
1 612 625 1263

Ann Lewandowski coordinates research and outreach activities related to agriculture and water quality. Currently, she manages the Watershed Specialist Training program for water resource professionals around the state, development of “Fields to Streams” (a rural stream handbook), and an evaluation of the Ag Conservation Planning Framework (ACPF). Past projects include the On-Farm Research Network Feasibility Study, coordinating a training program for Conservation Applications of LiDAR Data; a phosphorus source study in the Pine River Watershed; the TSP Conservation Training Initiative to provide training opportunities for private sector ag and conservation professionals; and a feasibility study of an on-farm water quality program modeled after the Wisconsin Discovery Farms. Ann earned an M.A. in Geography from the University of Minnesota, and a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She worked for seven years for the Soil Quality Institute of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Then, as a research assistant for the UM Department of Soil, Water, and Climate, Lewandowski worked on the Minnesota Phosphorus Index and a study of groundwater nitrate contamination costs. She joined the WRC in February of 2008.