Robert Suseland

Indiana Partner Biologist

Robert joined Pollinator Partnership as an Indiana Partner Biologist in January 2023. Growing up on a small farm and participating in 4-H inspired him to pursue and earn a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a major in Wildlife from Purdue University in 2012. After a few seasons as an Interpretive Naturalist, Robert spent 6 years as the Northwest Indiana Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist where he guided landowners through the planning, restoration, and management of wildlife habitat through Farm Bill programs including the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), and the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Following his passion for wetlands, Robert then became the Northern Indiana Easement Biologist for the American Conservation Experience where he assisted landowners with the restoration and enhancement of wetland sites that were restored and protected through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP-WRE) or the Wetland Reserve Program (WRP). As Pollinator Partnership’s Indiana Partner Biologist, Robert assists small, specialty, urban, and other producers across the state of Indiana with establishing pollinator friendly habitat by providing Farm Bill application and conservation planning support. He is also documenting wildlife habitat success stories and creating educational content to interpret and promote conservation practices that benefit pollinators and other wildlife. Robert lives near West Lafayette, Indiana with his wife and their three children. On weekends they can be found photographing birds and butterflies, exploring natural areas, and visiting grandparents.