Vicki Anderson is a natural resource specialist with a background in field and watershed level conservation planning and implementation. Prior to joining the Institute of Water Research, she worked for the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). During her 33 year career with NRCS, Vicki developed and managed the Certified Conservation Planner program; served as River Basin Coordinator for Southeast Michigan, the Thunder Bay River, and the Grand River; and delivered training throughout Michigan based on the Department of Environmental Quality book “Developing a Watershed Management Plan for Water Quality: An Introductory Guide” to which Vicki was a contributor. She is currently facilitating the Michigan Natural Resources Working Group which is a partnership of federal, state and local agencies and organizations with an interest in conserving Michigan’s natural resources. Vicki also served as project manager for the “Flint River Nutrient Reduction: Focusing Action” project which was funded through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The goal of the project was to increase technical assistance capacity in the watershed to reduce soluble reactive phosphorus (SRP).