Heidi A. Kratsch is the Western Area Horticulture Specialist at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. She earned her B.S. from the University of Wisconsin and her Ph.D. from Iowa State University. Kratsch spent six years at Utah State University Center for Water-Efficient Landscaping. She currently lives in Reno, Nevada, where she actively promotes the use of drought-adapted native and non-native plants for landscape water conservation.