Between two worlds: NRCS soil conservationist divides time between job in Detroit Lakes, husband in Hastings, Minn.
Though she's enjoying her position as the newest member of the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service's (NRCS) field office in Detroit Lakes, soil conservationist Nicole Schaffer says she's "living a double life."
There's her professional life in Detroit Lakes, where she spends her weekdays helping landowners and farmers to address soil erosion and water quality concerns as well as managing nutrients, and protecting and improving wildlife habitat.
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