George Iftner, LG

Associate Environmental Scientist

I grew up playing in the water and sand dunes along Lake Michigan. Early encounters with nature fostered a deep passion for protecting earth and water. I love that my job takes me outdoors daily to manage stormwater, restore abandoned mines, improve industrial sites, and rejuvenate contaminated properties. I enjoy being the facilitator who brings people together to solve complex problems. To ‘relax’ I head into the woods and hills on two legs, two wheels, or a snowboard.

Education:
B.S. Natural Resources and Soil Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Favorite Species:
Skunk Cabbage (Lysichiton americanus) because it’s reappearance each year announces the imminent arrival of spring, and it’s intensely wild smell will always draw you to a rich wetland teaming with an abundance of life.
Hidden Talent:
Unicycling and juggling, albeit not at the same time…..yet.