We are so excited to announce that we’ve hired a new Restoration Project Manager, Kara Caselas!
Kara’s six years of experience working for various land trusts granted her the opportunity to work on a variety of conservation projects, including managing 8,500 acres of second growth forest and implementing a wildlife corridor study covering nine square miles. Recently she completed her Masters of Environmental Management at Portland State University, with a research partnership with Columbia Land Trust, conducting the first assessment of Oregon white oak systems east of the Cascades. She currently serves as a Board Member for The Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest with her husband and spoiling her cats Bagheera and Mowgli.
Kara will be managing a range of restoration activities, including planning, implementation, contractor oversight, monitoring and reporting. She will administer our comprehensive conservation management strategy, putting science-based strategies into action in a collaborative effort to improve habitat and recover threatened wild salmon.