Ben provides technical assistance with forestry related projects and helps where he can with other ongoing projects. Ben has a range of experiences and skill sets. After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Forestry and Natural Resource Management he worked a series of seasonal jobs with the Southwest Conservation Corps, the Forest Service, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Each involved resource management and getting covered in dirt. Now, with the BCRCD, he hopes to continue getting dirty and making lasting impacts on the land.