Our founding partners offer a unique combination of skills and experience in the fields of environmental conservation, agricultural land and water management and business and financial expertise.
Director of Conservation Planning
Paul Sweeney recently joined ESE after retiring from the USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service concluding a 39 year career in natural resources conservation. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln’s Agriculture College where he majored in natural resources. Paul’s leadership and conservation planning skills were developed while working in seven states; serving as a state Water Quality Project Manager; NRCS liaison to the Nebraska Department of Environmental Control and liaison to the Western Governors’ Association; State Conservationist and then team leader for two national teams for NRCS’s headquarters. He led the development of the NRCS’s Ag Water Management Team and its goal of obtaining adoption of drainage water management and the associated environmental benefits beginning in 2010. He brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to ESE that will add value to the products and services ESE offers to producers and others.