Ann Lewandowski coordinates research and extension activities related to water resource management in rural watersheds. She leads the Minnesota Office for Soil Health, manages and co-teaches the Watershed Specialist Training program for water resource professionals, coordinates a multi-state training project for the Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework (ACPF) to support watershed-based conservation, and coordinates the “Future of Drinking Water” project for the Minnesota Department of Health to examine risk management of our drinking water supply. Previously, she helped develop “Fields to Streams” (a rural stream handbook), coordinated the On-Farm Research Network Feasibility Study, and a training program for Conservation Applications of LiDAR Data. 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.