Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Noah Jansen has been the Conservationist for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, based in Harbor Springs, since 2014. His work involves includes forest management as well as invasive prevention and control. He works directly on tribal lands and collaborates with state and federal agencies to manage public lands for the maintenance of the tribe’s treaty-affirmed rights to hunt, fish, and gather. His work for the tribe has included planting trees and shrubs for climate change adaptation and assisted migration to ensure the tribe has access to culturally significant forest resources for the next seven generations. Prior to working for the Tribe, he managed a lab group conducting research in the longleaf pine forests of southwest Georgia, investigating the interplay of forestry, ecology, and prescribed fire.