Lewis & Clark Conservation District

Local Common Sense Conservation

Connor Mertz

Born and raised in southeastern Pennsylvania, Connor moved out west in 2014 to pursue a degree in Environmental Science at Montana State University. His first experience in conservation work came through his involvement with a youth conservation corps in high school. During college, he spent two seasons working trail crew in the Adirondack Park of upstate New York. After graduation, Connor spent several years working on different organic vegetable farms around Bozeman and traveling abroad in the off-season. Before joining LCCD, Connor served with the Big Sky Watershed Corps, focusing his term on capacity building for and promotion of conservation programs along the Missouri. He is excited to combine his interests in agriculture and conservation in his role with the LCCD. In his free time, Connor can be found running and biking in the South Hills, backpacking, and baking.