Conservation Programs Manager
Sarah Hewitt is the conservation programs manager at Audubon Dakota, located in Fargo, ND. She has been with Audubon Dakota for three years. Her role includes managing local, regional, and statewide on-the-ground conservation programming offered by Audubon Dakota. At the state level, Sarah manages and coordinates the Audubon Conservation Ranching program across North and South Dakota which facilitates ranchers with implementing bird friendly land management techniques on their ranches. Regionally, the implementation of Audubon Dakota’s Prairie Management Toolbox Program is led by Sarah with the goal of improving privately owned acres through financially assisting grazing infrastructure, prairie restoration, and invasive species control. At a local level, Sarah oversees the continued woodland enhancement and prairie restoration in Bismarck, ND, Fargo, ND, Grand Forks, ND, Minot, ND and Moorhead, MN for the Urban Woods and Prairies Initiative, which spans almost 2,000 acres. In addition, Sarah coordinates the land management of Audubon Dakota’s two sanctuaries – Edward M. Brigham III Alkali Lake and Frederick L. Wicks Prairie Management Area, totaling nearly 5,000 acres of grassland and wetland habitat.