Dana Lawrence was born and raised in the Southwest Lafayette County in the village of Benton. Dana has always been involved in the Natural resources of the Tri State area, from his many roles in conservation groups, such as Pheasants Forever where he served as habitat coordinator in Iowa for over a decade, to the Izaak Walton League in Wisconsin and Iowa for over 20years.
After finishing college, Dana secured a job with the USDA in the Medicine Bow Forest Service as surveyor and fire fighter, then with the Soil Conservation Service in Wisconsin and later onto the Natural Resource Conservation Service and Resource Conservation & Development in both Wisconsin and Iowa.
Dana recently purchased the first homestead established in Lafayette County and the Historic Mill Dam. This has enabled him to pursue his passion of caring for the woods and Fever River adjacent to the site as well as preserve the history in the Lead Mining area of Wisconsin. In his free time you'll find Dana hunting, fishing or kayaking depending on the season.