About Resource Stewardship
Resource Stewardship is devoted to assisting park staff with biological sustainability, threatened and endangered species compliance, forest management, noxious weeds, aquatic nuisance species, revegetation/restoration, raptor monitoring and GIS mapping.
Jeff Thompson is the Parks Resource Stewardship Coordinator and has expertise with native plants, noxious weeds and environmental policy. Matt Schulz is the Forest Management and GIS Coordinator and has an expertise in fuels mitigation, natural resource planning, and GIS/GPS. Gene Seagle is the Aquatic Nuisance Species coordinator who trains park staff in ANS inspections and has expertise in ANS, forestry and GIS. Brian Kurzel is the Natural Areas Coordinator and has expertise in forestry and rare plants. Typically, we also have a few highly qualified seasonals and contractors to do biological, geological, GIS and GPS (field mapping) work.
The primary responsibility of the Resource Stewardship Section is to produce Stewardship Plans for each park. In addition to Stewardship Plans, our main focus areas include:
Our team actively works closely with park staff and specialists to maintain the ecological integrity of our parks now and for future generations, while still providing the best possible recreational experience for park visitors.