Meet Kate Wilson, INHF's Central Iowa Field Assistant

Posted on December 6, 2023 in Blog

Kate Wilson headshotINHF is pleased to have Kate Wilson join the central Iowa stewardship team for fall and winter restoration work.

Kate graduated from Drake University where she studied environmental science, Spanish and history. She worked on INHF’s land stewardship team in 2020 — when it was still a statewide crew — and developed a love for taking care of the land. Since then, she has gained additional stewardship experience working with Conservation Corps of Minnesota & Iowa, Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation and Polk County Conservation.

Growing up camping and exploring her neighborhood woods in Iowa City, she’s always felt a deep connection to the natural world.

“I’ve always known that conservation is a fundamental part of who I am,” said Kate. “The land is everything.”

Her work with INHF will benefit the plants and animals that call Iowa home, including some of her favorites like the North American beaver (Castor canadensis) and butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa).

When she’s not conducting prescribed fire or removing invasive species, you can likely find Kate somewhere near water; she might be sitting by a babbling creek, diving into a frigid alpine lake or paddling down a river. She also enjoys spending time with her cat, crocheting and tending to her myriad of houseplants.