Natalie first came to the Flathead Lake Biological Station in January 2019 as a Big Sky Watershed Corp Member. For her membership, Natalie worked with FLBS researchers to forward key projects for the Crown Managers Partnership (CMP), including monitoring, education, and outreach for Aquatic Invasive Species. The CMP is a transboundary partnership amongst land managers and universities throughout the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem. FLBS has a long history on the CMP Steering Committee and has worked to bring scientific data and GIS capacity to the large landscape management partnership.
After her Big Sky Watershed Corps membership ended, the CMP partnered with FLBS to bring Natalie on full-time to coordinate and implement program work for addressing climate change, landscape stressors, and shared conservation priorities in the Crown of the Continent ecoregion. As of January 2020, Natalie is the new Conservation Priorities Coordinator and Secretariat for the CMP. She works with agencies and partners to lead on-going strategies related to the assessment and management of landscape intactness and connectivity, aquatic and terrestrial invasive species, native salmonids, and five-needle pines in the Crown of the Continent.
Education: 2018; Hamilton College - BA, Environmental Studies