Elise Desjarlais, L2L CISMA Coordinator
Meet our coordinator! Elise has been with us since as the coordinator since 2017, and comes with a passion for the outdoors. She graduated from Northern Michigan University in 2013, and started with Marquette County Conservation District as an invasive species intern in 2015, and was the lead on field season in 2016. She now has the opportunity to work as the CISMA coordinator. Her role includes the day-to-day functions of the CISMA, writing grant applications, all grant reporting, maintaining L2L CISMA internal documents, coordinating the steering committee, and organizing the field work to accomplish restoration goals.
Erica Viau, Program Coordinator
Erica assists in day-to-day operations, social media management, and community outreach. Her other duties also include grant writing/reporting, and assisting in supervising seasonal field crews in invasive species management, wetland mitigation, and other restoration projects. Erica began with the District in 2019 as a field technician before beginning full time as Program Coordinator in 2022.
L2L CISMA is provided guidance by our steering committee and partners. The members of the L2L CISMA Steering Committee are:
Maddie O'Donnell - Marquette County Conservation District
Nick Cassel - UPRC&D Council
Sam Prentice - GEI Consultants, Inc.
Matt Watkeys - Alger Conservation District
Chris Cantway - The Nature Conservancy
Justin Bournoville - US Forest Service, Hiawatha National Forest
Ashley Reitter - Schoolcraft Conservation District