Welcome Preston Skultety, Manager of Natural Resources

Tue October 4, 2022

The Crystal Lake Park District is pleased to announce the hiring of Preston Skultety in the role of Manager of Natural Resources. The Manager of Natural Resources is a newly created role within the District and is responsible for overseeing all areas of natural resource maintenance, such as the prescribe burn crew, natural/native areas in parks, native plant installation, grants and any other job task or operation in this area. 

Preston has spent over 20 years working in the restoration ecology field with 9 years as an International Association of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist. He comes to the Crystal Lake Park District from Hay and Associates, Inc. Preston has developed and implemented natural area restoration plans and habitat improvement projects throughout greater Chicagoland. In addition to his vegetation management projects, Preston has performed botanical/biologic inventory, soil erosion and sediment control inspection, municipal tree inventory, tree inventory for development, tree protection planning, woodland management planning, hazard tree/emerald ash borer assessment, as well as arboricultural consulting and oversight related to tree planting and tree care best management practices. Even before coming to the Park District, Preston has been involved as a part of the volunteer crew assisting in restoring high quality habitat at Sterne’s Woods and Fen in Crystal Lake. Look for Preston to be out and about in the many natural areas of the Crystal Lake Park District.