1535 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706
- Hard cider
- Grassland 2.0
- Local Food Promotion Program
Regina Hirsch recently returned to CIAS in the fall of 2020. Prior to her departure in 2014, she worked on the EcoFruit Project. Currently, she is working with other CIAS colleagues on four projects: Hazelnuts, Local Food Hubs, Hard Cider and Grassland 2.0. She has extensive experience in working with Midwest farmers on a variety of projects not only at CIAS, but also as an independent consultant, post-doc positions, and PhD research. She has vast experience in program management, outreach education, meeting facilitation, grant writing and program evaluation. Regina’s experience also includes working in the private sector as the Vice President of operations her family R&D business, environmental consultant, co-founder and treasurer of the nonprofit Sustainable Stoughton, and as an elected alderperson in Stoughton. All these experiences and opportunities allows her to understand different perspectives from various program stakeholders for current and future initiatives. She has a PhD in Wildlife Ecology with a minor in Entomology from UW-Madison and Master’s degree from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. When not working Regina can be found outdoors exploring wild and beautiful places via biking, hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing, or birdwatching.
Vaughn, M. E. Lee-Mӓder, J. K. Cruz, J. Goldenetz-Dollar, J. Hopwood, B. Borders, and R. Hirsch. 2015. Upper Midwest Installation Guide and Job Sheet, Conservation Cover (327) for Pollinators. NRCS. 20pp.
Miller, M., R. Hirsch, P. Werts and T. Green. 2013. Extending your business range and reaching new clients with low-cost communications technology. Crops and Soils 47(1):28-30.
Hirsch, RM and M Miller. 2008. Progressive planning to address multiple resource concerns: Integrated pest management in Wisconsin orchards. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, Volume 63, Number 2.
Hirsch, R.M. 2002. Birds, Frogs, and Farmers: A Community-Based Mitigation Project. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison. 251pp.
Hirsch, R.M. August 2014. Wisconsin’s Native Bees: Who are they, What do they need, and How can I help? Keynote Speaker. Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg, WI.
Hirsch, R. M. July 2010. Success Story: The Eco Apple Project. Soil and Water Conservation Society, St. Louis, MO.
Hirsch, R. M. and S. A. Temple. November 2001. Are some application methods able to reduce pesticide exposure to terrestrial amphibians? Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Baltimore, MD.
Hirsch, R.M. and S.A. Temple. August 2001. Are potential behavioral effects caused by pesticide exposure contributing to the decline of terrestrial amphibians? Ecological Society of America, Madison, WI.
Hirsch, R.M. and S.A. Temple. July 2001. Building a consortium in the farming community to reduce effects of pesticides on wildlife. Society for Conservation Biology, Hilo, HI.
Elected Alderperson, Stoughton, Wisconsin, 2015-present
Co-Founder and Treasurer of nonprofit, Sustainable Stoughton, 2014-present