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Greg Kidd, NRCS, is Recognized as Part of 2020 National Biologist Awards

Madison, Wis. – July 2, 2020 – Greg Kidd, Assistant State Conservationist for Easements, of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Wisconsin, was recognized nationally for his impressive career achievements, since 1997, in the biology discipline field as part of the 2020 NRCS National Biologist Awards.

Greg Kidd, Assistant State Conservationist for EasementsEach year NRCS selects top employees to honor special achievements nationally. Greg was selected for his outstanding technical leadership skills in his field. As the Assistant State Conservationist for Easements in Wisconsin, Greg provides technical leadership and oversees the Agricultural Conservation Easements Program (ACEP).

Greg began his career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service working as a wildlife technician and moved to NRCS in 1997, first as a contract biologist then, in 2000, as the Wisconsin State Easement Biologist. He is a Certified Wildlife Biologist® and has worked on wetland restoration policy, ranging from the Engineering Field Manual to easement monitoring. He has been instrumental in developing and implementing the Wetland Reserve Easement Program in Wisconsin and at a national level. Greg has been essential in restoring, enhancing and permanently protecting wildlife habitat, while also expanding vital local and state partnerships. Greg is a great mentor and role model for field biologists still learning the ropes and is always willing to listen and offer solutions to employees and customers.

“Greg’s partnership building ability and leadership has allowed the easement program to protect over 65,000 acres with over 700 landowners in Wisconsin; we are grateful for his dedication and expertise,” said Angela Biggs, Wisconsin NRCS State Conservationist. Throughout Greg’s career, his passion for the NRCS mission of “Helping People Help the Land” drives his exemplary performance in getting wetland conservation on the diverse Wisconsin landscape. Greg comments, “I am honored and humbled by this recognition and truly feel that my career has been a result of the great people that I work with and am surrounded by on a daily basis. I am really no more than a facilitator of people doing good science!”

Please join us in congratulating Greg Kidd for his achievements as part of the 2020 National Biologist Awards. Other NRCS awardees from across the nation are Rachel Maggi, Biologist in Vancouver, Washington; Ritch Nelson, State Biologist in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Brianne Lowe, State Biologist in Indianapolis, Indiana.


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