Ann Marcelle Lewandowski
Ann Marcelle 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. Recently, she coordinated the Future of Drinking Water project for the Minnesota Department of Health to examine risk management of our drinking water supply. She also co-led development of “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 Marcelle 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 University of Minnesota 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.