Sara has spent over 16 years working closely with agencies, universities, tribes and First Nations, private landowners, land trusts, corporations, hunters and birders. In her role as regional conservation planner, she now works with Joint Venture partners to develop and implement conservation plans, coordinate conservation strategies, and design and report on conservation metrics. Sara coordinates Pacific Birds’ conservation priorities, as well as a variety of regional and local planning processes.
Raised in the heart of Portland Oregon, Sara has traded in her Trimet pass for cowboy boots and country living in the Willamette Valley. She has also called Northern California, Southern Oregon, and Western Washington home over the years and has a keen interest in preserving the ecological diversity of the Pacific Northwest. She is a proud alumna of Oregon State University where she earned her M.S. in Wildlife Science.
Sara finds enormous joy getting lost in the wonders of nature, hunting waterfowl and big game, and birding, backpacking, and gardening. Her greatest delight is sharing these experiences with her husband and baby girl.