Meet Our Staff
Jennifer Byrne is the District Manager of White River NRCD. From 2011-2016, Jennifer worked and volunteered for the USDA-NRCS in over 15 states, comparing targeted conservation efforts and local and regional water quality improvement programs while assisting with conservation planning, rural and urban soil surveys, wetland delineation and restoration, tree plantings and monitoring, and engineering surveys.
Jennifer holds a Master of Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School, a B.S. in Agriculture Science from Oregon State University, and an A.A.S. in Alternative Energy Technology from Lansing College in Michigan. She now happily resides in Lyme with her young daughter. Her mission at the District is to help make conservation effective, consistent, and accessible to all farmers.
Lisa has been the Conservation Specialist at the District since 2018. She is a licensed forester in Vermont and is on her way to becoming a Master Gardener. Her work experience includes all aspects of forest and watershed management, land conservation projects, easement monitoring and GIS mapping. She holds a BA in Environmental Studies and a Master of Forestry from Yale University. Lisa lives in Thetford on a small farm where she can experiment with rotational grazing, nutrient management and how to fix anything with bailing twine.