STEPHANIE MANES

CONSERVATION EASEMENT COORDINATOR

Stephanie Manes joined RTK in 2009 and is the coordinator of the first voluntary conservation offset project for a wind energy facility in the nation.  A graduate of Oklahoma State University (1999), she holds undergraduate and Master’s degrees in wildlife ecology and management and rangeland ecology.  Between 1999 and 2007, she was employed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to coordinate Farm Bill conservation. In addition to co-authoring and collaborating on research papers on eastern wild turkeys, white-tailed deer, wood storks, wolverine and prairie-chicken, Manes has also been instrumental in the development of the North American Grouse Partnership, the first national organization to specifically address grouse conservation.  She has been a professional member of the The Wildlife Society and Society for Range Management for 20 years. At RTK, Stephanie facilitates conservation easement projects for RTK and leads landowners through the application process.