Conservation Scientist: Managing our Great Lakes - View the video

Julia Noordyk

Julia Noordyk
Water Quality & Coastal Communities Specialist
UW Sea Grant Institute

2420 Nicolet Dr MAC 212
Green Bay, WI 54311

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  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
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Julia Noordyk is an outreach specialist with the Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute team and is based in the UW-Green Bay field office. A former NOAA Coastal Management Fellow, Julia came to Sea Grant from the Maine Coastal Program where she was a senior planner working on outreach programs in offshore wind energy, water quality and coastal public access. She has studied conservation in France and Tanzania, and has worked with the California Condor, an endangered species, under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service outside of Ventura, California. Julia has a M.S. degree in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.S. in Zoology from Colorado State University.

There are many scientists in Wisconsin studying the best ways to make the Great Lakes healthy for people and wildlife. Conservation science is conducted across many different subjects, including biology, chemistry, ecology, economics, social studies, and communication. As a UW Sea Grant Outreach Specialist, it is Julia Noordyk’s job to translate the results of these studies into information people can understand so they can make good management decisions to help restore wildlife habitat, protect clean water, and lessen the consequences of intense storms on Great Lakes communities. (Running Time 22:24)