Meet Mike Knudson

Mike Knudson | GIS & Monitoring Specialist

Adaptable, Determined, Perceptive

Mike, joined the International Water Institute in 2016 and is grateful to be part of a diverse team dedicated to watershed research and education. He earned his BS in Natural Resource Management from the University of Minnesota, Crookston in 2010. After graduating, he served as an AmeriCorps member with the MN GreenCorps as a Stormwater Specialist. In 2014, Mike received his MS in Earth System Science and Policy from the University of North Dakota. His graduate research involved using remote sensing and GIS to analyze surface water contributions to the terrestrial water budget in the Coteau des Prairie of eastern South Dakota, and utilizing LiDAR to develop a habitat suitability index for the endangered Western Prairie Fringed Orchid at the Sheyenne National Grassland in eastern North Dakota. Before joining the International Water Institute Mike served as the Grand Forks County Agriculture and Natural Resource Extension Agent for North Dakota State University Extension Service.

When not working, Mike can typically be found out exploring the prairies of northwest MN with his family, or searching out various kinds of birds with his dogs at his side.

Contact Mike:  (320) 282-4510 | michael@iwinst.org