Wisconsin

Wisconsin

Rebecca Power Director North Central Region Water Network, University of Wisconsin-Extension

Rebecca PowerRebecca Power is a water resource specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Extension. She is Director of the North Central Region Water Network. During her 14 years with Extension, she has developed and supported successful multi-state, multi-disciplinary teams to address water resource issues in the Upper Midwest and created stronger linkages between the environmental and social sciences in water resource management. She began her career with a private consulting firm restoring savannas, prairies, wetlands in the Upper Midwest, and spent eight years with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service using adaptive management strategies in the restoration of savanna ecosystems. Closer to home, she chairs the Dane County Lakes and Watershed Commission and creates fine art photographs exploring human/nature relationships and interactions.

Contact

Rebecca Power
North Central Region Water Network
University of Wisconsin-Extension
Environmental Resources Center
445 Henry Mall, Rm 202
Madison, WI 53706
608-263-3425
rlpower@wisc.edu

Karl Martin, Dean and Director of Cooperative Extension, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Karl Martin

Karl Martin is the Dean and Director of Cooperative Extension, a division of the University of Wisconsin-Extension. He is responsible for staff located across Wisconsin’s 72 counties, three tribal offices and five UW System campuses. Prior to this position, Karl served as the State Program Director for Community, Natural Resources and Economic Development with the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension.

Cooperative Extension offers timely access to University research and is funded by local, state and federal partners. The division offers educational programs that address the important issues of individuals, families, businesses and communities.

Before joining the University of Wisconsin-Extension in 2014, Karl was the Chief of the Wildlife and Forest Research Program with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and prior to that he was a Forest Research Scientist based out of Rhinelander, Wisconsin.

Karl grew up in Wisconsin on a dairy and ginseng farm in Marathon County and was the youngest of 11 children. He attended UW-Marathon County and UW-Madison before leaving Wisconsin for his graduate studies at Oregon State University. Karl has a doctorate in forest ecology, a master’s degree in wildlife science from Oregon State University and a bachelor’s degree in wildlife ecology from UW-Madison.

Karl enjoys fishing, cooking maple syrup, biking, hunting, kayaking, cooking and managing his small orchard. He lives with his wife and three sons near Brooklyn, Wisconsin.

Contact

Karl Martin
601 Extension Building432
North Lake Street
Madison, WI 53706
karl.martin@ces.uwex.edu

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Ken Genskow, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kenneth GenskowAssociate Professor Ken Genskow addresses issues of environmental planning and policy, watershed planning, and collaborative and participatory approaches to resource management. His research and applied work have explored the evaluation and assessment of collaborative watershed management, watershed governance, and the effectiveness of educational and technical assistance programs on land management. Genskow is interested in planning processes that provide for meaningful participation by stakeholders in resource management initiatives as well as planning approaches that explicitly incorporate a social component into environmental planning and management.

Ken holds a joint appointment with UW-Extension, where he serves as a specialist on water resource and directs UW-Extension’s Regional Natural Resources Program. The program involves a team of extension educators working throughout the state with local agency and organizational partners to address priority state and local resource management issues. Ken is also affiliated with the UW-Madison/UW Environmental Resources Center, The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, and the Agro-ecology program.

Professor Genskow has a BS in General Engineering and a Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois. He earned his Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Contact

Ken Genskow, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Extension Specialist
Department of Urban and Regional Planning and
Environmental Resources Center
Director, Regional Natural Resources Program
UW-Madison/UW-Extension
(608) 262-8756
kgenskow@wisc.edu
http://urpl.wisc.edu/people/genskow/

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Francisco Arriaga, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Francisco Arriaga

Contact

Francisco Arriaga
Assistant Professor
B.S. Soil Science, 1994, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
M.S. Agronomy & Soils, 1996, Auburn University
Ph.D. Soil Science, 2000, University of Wisconsin – Madison
1525 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706
farriaga@wisc.edu
608.263.3913

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