The Clare Conservation District announces the appointment of Mindy Taylor as the new district administrator and Jocelyn Mahone as the newly appointed forester. Taylor has been working with the district for about two years as the soil erosion agent and coordinator of the Gypsy Moth Suppression Program.
Taylor is a
life-long resident of Harrison, graduated from Harrison High School and attended Mid Michigan Community College. She served in the US Army and was stationed in Turkey in a military police
unit during Desert Storm. Taylor has a small farm west of town where she raised her two sons who are presently attending The Citadel Military
Taylor has a strong appreciation for conservation and the environment, which has been apparent in her work with the conservation district. She particularly enjoys working with people in the area of public education.
Jocelyn Mahone is replacing Carli Morgan who worked as a forester during the first year of the district’s forestry grant. Morgan recently accepted a position as a forester in Colorado after completing all of the grant’s first-year goals.
Mahone is from Connecticut and has a master’s degree from Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Mahone worked with Yale University as an apprentice forester. She also worked with the US Forest Service in Idaho and served two years in the Peace Corp in Nicaragua teaching environmental science to elementary students.
Locally Mahone will work as the administrator of the district’s second-year forestry grant in Clare and Gladwin counties. The program is focused on community outreach to private landowners assisting them with management of their forest land.
The Clare Conservation District has been assisting county residents, landowners and businesses for more than 70 years. The district’s vision is to bring together diverse community groups to solve local resource problems, protect watersheds and conserve forests and open spaces. This vision cannot be achieved without community support. We encourage every resident, land owner and businessman to support our efforts to protect and preserve the natural resources of the community. The district looks
forward to providing valuable services to the community in future years.