Brian Talsma, Watershed Technician

Brian Talsma joined the Allegan Conservation District in October of 2018. He graduated from Central Michigan University with a B.S. in Biology with a focus on Natural Resources. Before joining us, he worked as an intern at a black bear sanctuary in Minnesota, taught high school Biology in Detroit, and served as an AmeriCorps member at the Antrim Conservation District in Bellaire. He is an avid backpacker and canoeist who is excited about restoring and sustaining wild areas.
Brian’s work focuses on reducing sediment and nutrient pollution in the Rabbit and Gun Rivers by providing financial incentives to producers that implement conservation practices to prevent this pollution. He can be contacted at or (269) 673-6940 ext. 5.