Cara Greger grew up on a small grain and livestock farm near Grace City, ND. Her family grew flax, barley and wheat and raised 30 head of Simmental cattle. She graduated in 1998 with a Zoology/ Wildlife Management Bachelor of Science Degree from North Dakota State University. During the summers, she held various bio tech positions for US Fish and Wildlife Service (Arrowwood NWR & Chase Lake NWR) and USGS (Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center). Since leaving North Dakota, Cara has worked numerous Natural Resource related jobs including: Natural Resource Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger, West Africa; Wildland firefighter Minnesota & Iowa for USFWS Big Stone NWR; Wildlife Biologist, Butte, MT BLM; Invasive Species Specialist, MNDNR Lac qui Parle WMA, and from 2010-2021 for Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Parks and Trails division at Lac qui Parle (Natural Resource Park Specialist) and Big Stone Lake (Assistant Manager) State Parks.
Cara enjoys volunteering to educate and work with individuals &/or organizations to develop solutions to problems. In Cara’s former community of Ortonville, MN, she volunteered for many organizations such as 4-H, DREAM for Kids, Bonanza Education Center, Homemakers club, high school robotics, Early Childhood Initiative, Wednesday church classes for kids, and Kiwanis.
Other outdoor hobbies Cara and her family enjoy are hiking, snowshoeing, camping, managing prairie landscape, gardening, kayaking, and canoeing. Cara and her husband Dan recently moved to Belfield, ND after raising their 2 children in the Ortonville, MN area from 2004-2022.