As a part of our Land Trust Accreditation we are obligated to monitor all of the lands we have protected to date. This is Jenee’s primary role; to ensure through annual monitoring that all of the terms of our conservation easements are upheld and the natural features are being protected. Jenee has a long history with the Leelanau Conservancy: she served as our Stewardship Director from 2005 to 2015. Before that, Jenee worked for two years at Columbia University’s Biosphere 2 Center as an earth system science teaching assistant before returning to the Great Lakes bioregion to work with Inland Seas Education Association, NMC’s Water Studies Institute, and the Benzie Conservation District. Jenee has a B.A. in Geology from Wisconsin’s Lawrence University and a passion for fieldwork. She is also a textile artist, selling her fiber and fabric pieces through her Breakwater Company. Jenee lives in the village of Suttons Bay with her husband and two sons.