Invasive Species Mitigation Gets a New Monitoring Specialist
The Utah Department of Agriculture (UDAF) has hired a new Vegetation Monitoring Specialist. Brittany Duncan will be the primary monitoring specialist for the Invasive Species Mitigation Program(ISM). Brittany will work closely alongside Jan Reinhart. Jan has been monitoring the ISM projects since the program began. Jan splits her time between the ISM and the Grazing Improvement Program (GIP). We are fortunate to have Brittany come on board. Cooperators will be able to get help monitoring ISM projects with Brittany and Jan.
Brittany is a Utah native and graduated from Utah State University (USU) with a Master’s Degree in Ecology. She has spent significant time at USU on rangeland monitoring including Phragmites Brittany says she never expected that she would be monitoring noxious weeds but she is enthusiastic about the opportunity to work in such a unique program. Brittany’s experience will bring a new perspective to our ISM program. When Brittany is not at work she is busy spending time with her family and her two girls ages one and seven.