Contact Us/Staff

For general inquiries or comments


21 North Park St.
Suite 6401
Madison, WI 53715

Missy Nergard

Position title: Director of Sustainability


Phone: 608-265-6769

As the Director of the UW-Madison Office of Sustainability, Dr. Missy Nergard provides administrative oversight for the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. She 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.

Laura Wyatt

Position title: Interim Director, Lakeshore Nature Preserve


Phone: 608-265-9275

Laura Wyatt is responsible for 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.

Adam Gundlach

Position title: Field Projects Coordinator


Phone: 608-220-3482

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.

Bryn Scriver

Position title: Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator


Phone: 608-220-5560

Bryn Scriver recruits and supervises volunteers in land management work in the Preserve, performs outreach through the Preserve website, social media 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 20 years of land management experience.