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21 North Park St.
Madison, WI 53715
Credentials: PLA, FASLA
Position title: Director (currently on sabbatical until 2-1-23, at which time he will be retiring from the UW)
Gary Brown is a licensed landscape architect who is responsible for interpreting, updating and recommending methods of implementing the Campus Master Plan; provides detailed area physical development plans; provides professional landscape architecture services for the campus; participates and leads special studies related to land use plans, building massing studies, transportation plans; coordinates signage and wayfinding; coordinates municipal zoning approvals; works with neighborhoods and special interest groups, and participates in joint University/Community planning efforts. Mr. Brown is also currently serving as the Wisconsin Chapter representative on the national American Society of Landscape Architects’ Board of Trustees.
Position title: Director of Sustainability (temporarily providing oversight to the Lakeshore Nature Preserve)
Dr. Missy Nergard has 25 years of experience in higher education and sustainability. She is recognized for building collaborations between campus and the community to address the principles of sustainability: social equity and justice, the stewardship of natural resources, and the development of strong economies. These values are core to the mission of higher education.
Position title: Assistant Director, Lakeshore Nature Preserve
Laura Wyatt works cooperatively with the director in creating work plans, budgets, and grant proposals and manages day-to-day operations of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. She has a M.S. in Horticulture with an emphasis on woody plants from the UW-Madison, 15+ years of natural areas management experience and is a certified arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture.
Position title: Field Projects Coordinator
Adam Gundlach coordinates land management activities in the Lakeshore Nature Preserve, including invasive species monitoring and control, prescribed fire planning and implementation, and site amenity stewardship. He also assists fellow Preserve staff in facilitating academic use of the Preserve by UW-Madison students and faculty. He has a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology from UW-Madison.
Position title: Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator
Bryn Scriver recruits and supervises volunteers in land management work in the Preserve, performs outreach through the Preserve website, social media sites and electronic newsletter, and provides administrative support to the Preserve Director and the Preserve Committee. She has a M.S. in Land Resources from the UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and more than 10 years of land management experience.