Thomas Clement is the most recent addition to the Antrim Conservation District team. Tom is the Coordinator for the Charlevoix, Antrim, Kalkaska, and Emmet (CAKE) Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA). Tom has a bachelor’s degree in aquatic and fisheries science from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and a master’s degree in biology specializing in fisheries ecology from Central Michigan University (CMU). Before becoming the coordinator for CAKE Tom was a wetland researcher/lab manager at CMU where he sampled Great Lakes Coastal wetlands and managed a wetlands/aquatics research lab.
As the CAKE CISMA coordinator he is responsible for coordinating efforts for education and outreach to the four county service area as well as identification and treatment of priority and watch list invasive species. If you have questions or concerns about invasive species, water quality, fisheries or ecological questions please don’t hesitate to contact Tom at the Antrim Conservation District Office.