Areas of expertise: watershed protection, water resources management, agriculture best management practices, watershed planning, edge of field practices, water policy, government grants, fundraising, grant management
Rich Biske is the Waters Director for The Nature Conservancy in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. Rich leads the Conservancy’s freshwater policy development, conservation strategy, watershed protection and builds capacity of partner organizations. Biske collaborates with public and private sector leaders to advance freshwater protection for people and nature. He leads a team of talented scientists, regional program managers and project managers that implement conservation action throughout the 3-state chapter. Rich also leads the Chapter’s Providing Food and Water Strategy and Mississippi Headwaters Fund. In 2021 Governor Walz appointed Rich to the Clean Water Council directing the use Clean Water Funds and development of Minnesota water policy.
Favorite hobby: Dog walking, hiking, fishing, hunting