B.A. in Biology, University of Hawaii at Hilo
M.S. in Botany, Washington State University
Lucy is excited to share her enthusiasm for Pacific Northwest plants with CoosWA and the coastal community. She has been involved with plants and the community in various capacities in the Puget Sound, the Hawaiian Islands, the Willamette Valley, the Palouse prairie of eastern Washington and the Great Lakes. Most recently, she volunteered with the Palouse Prairie Foundation and Palouse Conservation District where she assisted with plant surveying and stream restoration projects. Through her professional experiences she has had the opportunity to work with the USDA and other federal agencies, land trusts, state and local governments and landowners. She has particular interests in plant functional traits and how biodiversity impacts a healthy watershed. Personally, she is a fair-weather swimmer, loves to explore the wilds of the Pacific Northwest, and is an aspiring clammer and wild food forager, paddle boarder and pet owner.
What Lucy Does at CoosWA
As the Noxious Weeds Coordinator, Lucy handles all things invasive-plant related, including surveying, planning and implementation. She concentrates her efforts in the Coos watershed, but also does control work for the entire Coos County. A large part of her job is collaborating with other watershed associations, weed boards and landowners on projects with the goal of promoting overall watershed health through invasive species management and restoration. She also creates the popular Weed of the Month (started by her predecessor) which focuses on a different invasive plant each month and is published in The World Newspaper on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of every month. Lucy also finds new funding sources and potential partners, writes and manages grants.