Stacy Aguirre is the Continental Resources, Inc.’s (CLR) Northern Region Environmental Supervisor. Stacy has a diversity of experience in the energy industry, spanning including process engineering, project management, and environmental permitting and compliance. In her current position, she leads a team of environmental professionals dealing with air, water, and materials management permitting and compliance activities for CLR well sites in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Colorado.
I am currently working as a Natural Resource Professional at the North Dakota Department of Trust Lands out of Bismarck, North Dakota. I was born and raised outside of Bismarck. I received my B.S. degree in Natural Resources Management from North Dakota State University in 2010. In 2013 I received my M.S. Degree in Range Science from North Dakota State University. I have been working with the North Dakota Department of Trust Lands since June 2012. My main duty with the department is to oversee and monitor reclamation working taking place on the state school trust lands. Other duties with the department include range improvement, gravel mining, and rights-of-way.
Natural Resource Professional
North Dakota Department of Trust Lands
1707 N. 9th St Bismarck, ND 58506
Dr. DeSutter received his BS and MS degrees from South Dakota State University (Brookings, SD) in 1994 and 1998, respectively, and his PhD from Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS). The primary focus area of DeSutter’s graduate research projects was soil chemistry and how agriculture practices impact the environment. Prior to working full-time on his PhD he was a Research Technician at Kansas State working on a project looking at measuring seepage rates from animal waste lagoons. DeSutter was hired by the Department of Soil Science at North Dakota State University (Fargo, ND) in 2006 as an Environmental Soil Scientist where his research interests are the application of industrial by-products to soils, inorganic soil chemistry, distribution of mercury and other trace metals in surface and subsurface soils, phosphorus speciation and distribution in wetland landscapes, instrumentation for measuring soil physical and biological parameters, and soil salinity and sodicity. DeSutter teaches Soil and Land Use and Environmental Field Instrumentation and Sampling at NDSU, and also a two-week course on Soil Management at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. Tom has published 46 peer-reviewed publications, one book chapter, and numerous abstracts at professional meetings.
Tom DeSutter, Ph.D.
Associate Professor / Department of Soil Science
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
Daniel “Dan” Farrell currently serves the State Water Commission/State Engineers Office as the Hydrologist Manager-Surface Water for the Missouri River Basin portion of North Dakota. Dan has been with the State Water Commission since 2001, serving initially as a Water Resource Engineer for the Southwest Pipeline Project and the Northwest Area Water Supply project. Since 2005 he has served as a Water Resource Engineer with the Water Appropriations Division working with the water issues and permitting in the Missouri River basin and recently as Hydrologist Manager for surface water in the Missouri River basin. Prior to joining the State Water Commission, Dan spent 20 years working as a project engineer for projects in power plant construction, cement dust remediation and hard rock gold mining. Dan is a graduate of South Dakota State University and of the University of North Dakota.
Daniel J. Farrell
Hydrologist Manager – Surface Water
Water Appropriations Division
His work in the oil industry has taken Lynn Helms all over the world. Most recently, Lynn has served as Director of the North Dakota Industrial Commission Oil & Gas Division since July 1998 and Director of the Department of Mineral Resources since it was formed in July 2005. Before moving to Bismarck to work in state government, he worked as a production engineer, reservoir engineer, and asset team leader on projects in Abu Dhabi, Alaska, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming. Lynn earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. When he’s not working Lynn enjoys spending his free time with his wife, college-aged children, and his four horses.
Dr. John Hendrickson has been with the USDA-ARS since 1996. Dr. Hendrickson is currently a Rangeland Research Management Specialist with the Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory in Mandan, North Dakota and prior to that he was a Rangeland Scientist at the US Sheep Experiment Station in Dubois, Idaho. Dr. Hendrickson’s research interest has centered around the impact of disturbance on plant communities. He has used this interest to investigate questions regarding invasive species and wildlife – livestock interactions on rangelands. Dr. Hendrickson’s current projects involve the development of low-cost restoration strategies for rangelands, impact of fire and herbivory on axillary bud demographics, and development of state and transition models and ecological site descriptions for highly disturbed landscapes such as prairie dog colonies. Dr. Hendrickson is a member of the Society for Range Management and is currently serving on its Targeted Grazing Committee.
Bethany A. Kurz is a Senior Research Manager within the EERC’s Oil and Gas Research Group. Ms. Kurz’s principal areas of interest and expertise include the evaluation of water supply sources for the oil and gas industry, produced water and drilling waste management, and characterization of geologic media for carbon storage and/or CO2-based enhanced oil recovery. Ms. Kurz also oversees several of the EERC’s analytical research laboratories that focus on classical and advanced wet-chemistry analyses; petrochemical and geomechanical evaluation of rocks and soils; and mineralogical assessment of materials using x-ray fluorescence, x-ray diffraction, and scanning electron microscopy. Ms. Kurz received an M.S. degree in Hydrogeology from UND 1998 and a B.S. degree in Geochemistry from Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, in 1995.
Senior Research Manager
Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC), University of North Dakota (UND)
15 North 23rd Street, Stop 9018, Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202-9018 USA
Phone: (701) 777-5050, Fax: (701) 777-5181, E-Mail: email@example.com
After completing her Masters of Music, Jennifer Nielsen opened a private music studio in Vancouver. As a part-time job she began writing Phase I, II, and III reports for environmental work being completed in SE Saskatchewan. While writing these reports she became interested in the success of sub-surface tile drainage systems to reclaim brine-contaminated soil. In 2008, she quit teaching music and returned to the University of Manitoba to complete a Master of Soil Science with a thesis project based on the remediation success of the tile drainage systems. The field portion of her thesis project examined two Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (CNRL) tile systems and the laboratory portion compared amendments (calcium nitrate, gypsum, and straw) in various rates in a leaching experiment of brine-contaminated soil. In 2009, she moved to SE Saskatchewan where she now is a part owner of Good Lands Environmental Inc. (formerly J&V Nielsen and Associates Ltd.). Jennifer continues her research on remediation of brine-contaminated soils post Master with a field experiment designed to examine the results of the laboratory portion of her Master’s experiment. The field experiment is located on a CNRL tiled site.
Jennifer Nielsen, B.Mus., M.Mus., M.Sc., AIT
Good Lands Environmental Inc.
I am Carl Piper. I was born and raised on a cattle and grain operation in southeastern North Dakota. I graduated with a B.S. in Animal and Range Sciences from NDSU in 1993. I returned to NDSU and earned my M. S. in Range Science in 2006.
I own and operate Piper Land Resource Services, L.L.C., a natural resource consulting and contracting company which focuses work mainly in North Dakota. My company specializes in land management and restoration. I have worked with the coal mining industry, Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota Army National Guard, and the Elkhorn Ranch to name a few. I custom seed for contractors who install rural water pipelines across the state, do custom seeding and reclamation, and I also work with KDK Consulting, completing rangeland inventory and planning in several North Dakota counties for the NRCS. I also raise native grass seed on my home farm near Davenport, ND and sell custom seed mixes to all types of customers.
I serve as a director on the Certified Professional in Range Management (CPRM) committee of The Society for Range Management (SRM) and serve as a director for the Northern Great Plains Section of SRM.
I am married to Karen. I have 3 children, Paige (19) and Hunter (17), and Calvin (6).
Spills Reclamation on the Medora Ranger District, Dakota Prairie Grasslands
USDA, Forest Service
Native of Fryburg Township, Billings County, North Dakota
Veteran, US Army
Graduate of Dickinson State University, BS – Biology
Current position with Medora Ranger District, US Forest Service, Natural Resources Management, since 2007