Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Friday announced two new appointments to the state Natural Resources Board, including Sandra Dee "Sandy" E. Naas, of Ashland, and Sharon Adams, of Milwaukee.

The new members of the board, which sets natural resources policy for the state DNR, fill the vacancies created by the expiring terms of Dr. Frederick Prehn and Julie Anderson on May 1.

Naas has more than 30 years of experience related to conservation and currently serves as an agriculture and natural resources Instructor and FFA adviser at Ashland High School. She is also the owner and primary natural resources scientist at Stable Solutions, an environmental consulting firm in Ashland.

Currently, she is the chair of the Bayfield County Conservation Congress and vice chair of the Bayfield County Deer Advisory Council. She previously worked as a soil and water scientist at JZ Environmental and held the position of county conservationist at the Ashland, Bayfield, Douglas, Iron and Adams county land and water conservation departments.

Naas is an avid hunter and angler, and a certified trapper education instructor.

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Adams founded the Walnut Way Conservation Corp. with her husband in 2000. Walnut Way is a community development organization dedicated to economically diverse and environmentally sustainable neighborhoods. In this role, she fostered initiatives to implement stormwater management, demonstrate healthy urban food production and introduce 4-H programming. She retired in 2015 and formed HN Development to inspire real estate development in historically disinvested neighborhoods.