National Women’s History Month March 2005. Women in Natural Resources Conservation Service History.
Women in Natural Resources Conservation Service History
“Since society as a whole depends on the produce of the land for its present and future existence, society as a whole must share in the responsibility and costs of maintaining land in a productive state.”Hugh Hammond Bennett
Maine NRCS is 29% Women as of the end of FY 2004.
First women in technical positions in SCS/NRCS, Maine
Sandy Field, Soil Scientist, Ellsworth 1971-1972
Pat Janssen, Soil Conservationist, 1975-1978
Mary Thompson, Civil Engineering Technician,
Pauline Pare, District Conservationist, 1986-1995, Lewiston Field Office
Time and Tide RC&D,
Candi Benwitz, Agricultural Engineer, 1990-
Sally Butler, Forester, IRT Staff 1999 -
Sandra Lary, Biologist, IRT Staff, 2000-2003
Susan Arrants, Resource Conservationist, State Office, 2001-
Joyce Swartzendruber, State Conservationist, 2004-