Welcome summer interns!

The District is excited to welcome two summer interns on board: Hailey Buckentin and Nik Luckow.

Intern Hailey standing in front of flowering treeHailey is the Field Intern, and will be helping with permit and grant project inspections. Her work will also include helping with the new Purple Loosestrife Beetle rearing project, as well as office landscape restoration projects.

Hailey recently graduated from Minnesota North – Vermilion Campus this past spring with an Associates in Fisheries and Wildlife Management and a Wildlife Ecology Certification. In the fall, she plans to attend the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point for a degree in Soils and Land Management. This past summer she spent her time doing inspections on logging jobs as a Forestry Intern in upstate New York. Before that she worked at an organic vegetable farm helping with CSA shares. Outside of work and school she enjoys hiking, kayaking, baking, water painting, and enjoying time with friends and family.


Intern Nik in front of flowering bushNik is the Education Intern, and will be helping with outreach programs and events this summer. He will also be assisting with pilot programs such as the soil testing program and loosestrife beetle rearing. He is currently in his second year at UW Madison and working on a B.S. in environmental science. With a passion for ecology, he spends most of his free time outside, whether it’s biking and running in his hometown, Minneapolis, or camping and hiking in state and national parks. He also enjoys playing the guitar and playing/watching soccer.


Both interns will be out and about this summer, including helping with fisheries management, so if you see them around the watershed, say hi!