Grasslands Conservation Manager, The Nature Conservancy
Since joining the Conservancy in 2008 Neal Feeken has worked to develop market based drivers for grassland conservation by forging partnerships between industry, government and the conservation community to test and demonstrate mechanisms for utilizing native and restored grasslands for forage and bioenergy. His previous experiences include serving as Assistant Regional Director for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and as the Manager of the Watonwan County Soil and Water Conservation District. Neal has a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife & Fisheries Science from South Dakota State University and a Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management from Hamline University.
He takes a particular interest in finding solutions for terrestrial invasive problems that benefits working agricultural lands while enhancing native habitat.