UM Natural Areas SpecialistOffice: Natural Sciences 302
I manage UM owned natural areas in Missoula County, including M Sentinel and lands at Fort Missoula. The main issues in those areas are 1) invasive plants and 2) high use by recreationists.
My job includes direct management of invasive plants via integrated plant management methods, applied research on restoration approaches, community outreach and education, mentoring undergraduates in work based internships, and development and marketing of this work.
I have served on the board of directors of many related Montana non-profits including, the Montana Natural History Center, the Montana Native Plant Society, Friends of the UM Herbarium, Montana Weed Control Associan and the Northern Rockies Invasive Plant Council.
I'm in my third term as an elected alderwoman on the Missoula City Council, and currently serve as the Council President.
University of California, Davis, 1994, BS Biology
Unviersity of Montana, 1997, MS Ecology