Click here for Site Map




Jacklyn Gautsch

Natural Resource Biologist

Jackie's primary duties include training IOWATER volunteers, coordinating volunteers and watershed groups within IOWATER and biological monitoring. She holds a bachelor of science degree in biology and earth science from the University of Wisconsin. Jackie has participated in a variety of biological research projects including herpetological studies with the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, a study on caddisflies with the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, and a fish-monitoring program with the Upper Mississippi Long Term Resource Monitoring Program, the University of Wisconsin, and the IDNR. She has also held a variety of positions with the Girl Scouts of Riverland joined the Water Monitoring Section in January 2001.

(319) 335-1761

Lynette Seigley

Research Geologist

Lynette received her undergraduate degree in geology from the College of Wooster in Ohio and her graduate degree, also in geology, from the University of Iowa.  She has worked as a research geologist for the IGS since 1987, on a variety of projects addressing the impacts of nonpoint source pollution on both surface water and groundwater.  Since January 2000, Lynette has worked in the Water Monitoring Section and has been extensively involved in the IOWATER program.

(319) 335-1598

Brandon Harland

Natural Resource Biologist

As a Natural Resource Biologist, Brandon’s primary duties will be to coordinate, direct, and conduct the monitoring of lakes ecosystems in fulfillment of the DNR’s Clean Water Act and other DNR lake information needs. He graduated from Iowa State University’s fisheries sciences program in 1997, and worked for the Iowa DNR’s Fisheries Bureau during that time. In December 2003, Brandon earned a Masters degree in fisheries science at South Dakota State University by surveying the fishes and habitat of western South Dakota streams. Prior to coming on board with IOWATER, he worked as a fisheries biologist for North Carolina’s Wildlife Resources Commission. Brandon has worked in the Water Monitoring Section since August, 2004.

(515) 281-3150

Lisa Fascher

Research Geologist

Lisa received her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from The University of Iowa in 2003 and her master’s degree in Environmental Science and Water Resources from Indiana University in 2005. While at Indiana University she worked with the Indiana Clean Lakes Program and coordinated the Indiana Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program. Prior to joining DNR, she worked at the University Hygienic Laboratory where she was mainly involved in the ambient lake sampling program.

(319) 530-5111

Brian Soenen

Natural Resource Biologist

Brian joined the IOWATER team in March 2002. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in natural history interpretation. Prior to coming to the IDNR, Brian worked as a naturalist and park ranger for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Coralville Lake in Johnson County. His primary duties with IOWATER include program and workshop development, public relations, and coordination of the IDNR’s annual Project A.W.A.R.E.

(515) 205-8587