Liz Yetter has been hired by the Southern Indiana Cooperative Invasives Management as an Indiana Invasives Initiative regional specialist. She will serve these counties in southeastern Indiana: Franklin, Ripley, Dearborn, Decatur, Delaware, Fayette, Henry, Jay, Randolph, Rush, Union and Wayne. The specialist will be based at the Wayne County Soil & Water Conservation District office.

The New York native attended the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, graduating with Bachelor of Science degree in natural resource management. Yetter started her career with the Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa, primarily focusing on invasive species removal in the Three Rivers Park District. She then spent the past two field seasons working for the park district’s invasive species department, where she led volunteer groups, mapped invasive populations, tracked treatment areas and participated in the removal of a variety of invasive species. 

Yetter is looking forward to working for the Indiana Invasives Initiative, getting to know the area and working with others to lessen the impact invasive plants have on the environment. She is also excited to show how a group of dedicated individuals can make a difference.

SICIM chair Ray Chattin is pleased to have Yetter, one of four regional specialists around the state, on board. He notes, “We were impressed with how much experience with invasive plants Liz brought to the job. Her references were stellar, she’s outgoing, and has experience getting people to work together.” Chattin adds he was impressed with her insights into questions on how to frame educational messages on the harm invasive species do to our natural landscapes. The group felt Yetter would be an asset in building teams locally.

Yetter can be reached at or 765-277-1415

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