Kevin Thusius

Kevin has worked for the Ice Age Trail Alliance (IATA) since 2000 and manages their Lands Program, focusing on completing land transactions and easement acquisitions and assisting partners with land protection efforts for the Trail. He also manages the Alliance’s roughly 3,600 acres of land interests, including more than 70 easements and dozens of Alliance-owned preserves where he leads vegetative management efforts. Other key duties include leading the Alliance’s advocacy activities on issues like Wisconsin’s Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program and the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and assisting with large-scale planning efforts led by IATA’s partner organizations. Kevin has served on the DNR’s Stewardship Advisory Council for many years and has been an active participant in helping to guide the administration of the program. He also currently serves as Vice-Chair of Gathering Waters’ Land Trust Council. Kevin lives in Wisconsin with his wife, Krista, and their two young children.