Eva Ballering

Land Steward

Eva is responsible for the stewardship, management, ecological enhancement, and maintenance of Ice Age Trail Alliance-held property interests including owned and eased lands.

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Eva Ballering, Land Steward, Eva’s duties include writing management plans, boundary marking, and performing annual property monitoring. Eva is also kept busy writing grant funding proposals and working with staff and volunteers on ecological restoration projects along the Trail.

Eva’s background includes a mix of working with community focused non-profits and environmentally focused projects. She holds a BS in Environmental Horticulture from the University of Minnesota and an MS in Forest Science from the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Germany. After returning from Germany, Eva taught employment skills to youth at a local community center while she finished her thesis on physiological responses in the Venus Flytrap. Before joining the IATA, Eva worked with the Wisconsin State Parks, putting her in the unique situation of having a relationship with and understanding of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and their Knowles Nelson Stewardship program – one of the strong partners in land acquisition for the IATA.