The Black Hawk Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) office consists of staff employed by several different agencies, including the Black Hawk SWCD, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service.

We can all be reached between the hours of 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, excluding State and Federal holidays, at (319) 296-3262.

Black Hawk Soil and Water Conservation District Employees

Shane Wulf, Watershed Coordinator

Joshua Balk, Dry Run Creek Watershed Coordinator


The Natural Resources Conservation Service staff consists of:

Shaffer Ridgeway, District Conservationist

Chad Gilles, Soil Conservationist

Elaine Hammer, Soil Conservation Technician


Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship


Black Hawk Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioners

Geraldine Thornsberry (Jeri) Chair

Sherman Lundy, Vice-Chair

Lee Bader, Commissioner, Treasurer

Dustin Sage, Commissioner

Jennifer Trent, Commissioner, Vice-Treasurer

Vern Fish, Assistant Commissioner

Tolif Hunt, Assistant Commissioner

Paula Even, Assistant Commissioner

Mike Henning, Assistant Commissioner

Kristi Heffelmeier, Assistant Commissioner

Lanny Schwartz, Assistant Commissioner


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