Author

Pat Boddy

Pat Boddy

Pat Boddy of Urbandale is President of 900 Views LLC, a communications consulting firm. She is the former director of Polk County Conservation, former deputy and interim director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and senior partner emeritus of RDG Planning and Design in Des Moines. Boddy is a licensed professional engineer with a bachelor's degree in agricultural engineering and master's in water resources, both from Iowa State University. She holds a Certificate of Public Management from Drake University and a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She serves on multiple boards in Central Iowa addressing soil, water and habitat issues and opportunities.

COMMENTARY

Neil Hamilton’s book changed my mind about Iowa’s voluntary environmental standards

By: - June 26, 2022

Roughly four decades of work in conservation in Iowa did not prepare me for all I might draw from Professor Neil Hamilton’s book on soils, “The Land Remains.” I was especially surprised to find myself reexamining long-held beliefs in how best to approach soil and water protections. This is in part due to Hamilton’s qualifications […]