Mike Ripp

Member, Board of Directors at MISSISSIPPI VALLEY CONSERVANCY INC

Mike Ripp

Mike Ripp

Member, Board of Directors at MISSISSIPPI VALLEY CONSERVANCY INC

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Mike is a native of Dodgeville, WI. He received an Associate Degree in Conservation Technology form Fox Valley Technical College, Bachelor of Science in Land Management from Univ. of Wisc. - River Falls, and a Master of Science in Wildland Recreation Management from the Univ. of Idaho. Retired from the Wisconsin DNR in 2007 after thirty years as a state park manager and natural resources educator. Currently on science faculty of Upper Iowa Univ. instructing courses on environmental science and natural resources. Also work part-time as a Grant County Deputy Sheriff - mostly in court security. Live on 22 acres near Bagley, WI with wife, Kathy, where they are are busy restoring part of their land to oak savanna and prairie. Served on MVC Board from 2005 to 2012. Three years as Board Secretary.

Interests: Travel, canoeing, camping, flying as a private pilot, bicycling, motorcycling, fishing, hunting.

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President at MISSISSIPPI VALLEY CONSERVANCY INC

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Director at MISSISSIPPI VALLEY CONSERVANCY INC

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Member, Board of Directors at MISSISSIPPI VALLEY CONSERVANCY INC

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Chief Executive Officer at Northern Engraving Corp.

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Director at MISSISSIPPI VALLEY CONSERVANCY INC

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Director & Vice President at The Coulee Region Humane Society, Inc.

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Member, Presidents Council at MISSISSIPPI VALLEY CONSERVANCY INC

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Member, Board of Directors at MISSISSIPPI VALLEY CONSERVANCY INC

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Member, Board of Directors at MISSISSIPPI VALLEY CONSERVANCY INC

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Member, Board of Directors at MISSISSIPPI VALLEY CONSERVANCY INC

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Member, Board of Directors at MISSISSIPPI VALLEY CONSERVANCY INC
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MISSISSIPPI VALLEY CONSERVANCY (MVC) IS A REGIONAL, NON-PROFIT LAND TRUST BASED IN LA CROSSE THAT HAS PERMANENTLY CONSERVED BLUFFLANDS, PRAIRIES, WETLANDS, AND STREAMS IN SOUTHWESTERN WISCONSIN SINCE ITS FOUNDING IN 1997. MVC WORKS WITH PRIVATE LANDOWNERS AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES ON VOLUNTARY CONSERVATION PROJECTS IN NINE COUNTIES ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER. THE COUNTIES INCLUDE BUFFALO, TREMPEALEAU, LA CROSSE, MONROE, VERNON, CRAWFORD, GRANT, JACKSON, AND RICHLAND. MVC USES VOLUNTARY TOOLS SUCH AS CONSERVATION EASEMENTS, LAND PURCHASES, LAND DONATIONS, AND COOPERATIVE ACQUISITIONS TO PROTECT LANDS FOR THEIR ECOLOGY, SCENIC BEAUTY, OUTDOOR RECREATION POTENTIAL, AND PRIME AGRICULTURAL SOILS. WE ALSO WORK HARD TO RESTORE NATIVE NATURAL COMMUNITIES BY REMOVING INVASIVE SPECIES AND CONDUCTING PRESCRIBED BURNS. MVC WORKS COOPERATIVELY WITH INDIVIDUALS, BUSINESSES, CONSERVATION GROUPS, LOCAL UNITS OF GOVERNMENT, STATE, AND FEDERAL AGENCIES.

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