Karen manages conservation easement monitoring and works with landowners on land care issues in the Wet Mountain Valley. She has a wide variety of field experience and technical skills important to conservation easement monitoring, land care and sustainable water programs. She has a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, with a concentration in conservation and ecology, from the University of Vermont and a master’s degree in biology, with a soil ecology specialization, from Utah State University.
Karen brings a strong desire to work in the land conservation field. She identified conservation as a deep passion after working on easements and monitoring at the Vermont Housing Conservation Board and set out to gain the skills she needed to make that happen. Since joining San Isabel Land Protection Trust in May of 2021, Karen has fallen in love with the Wet Mountain Valley service area due to the passionate and dedicated people who support conservation there and the beautiful rural landscape. She looks forward to serving this community into the future and helping to preserve its legacy as part of the COL team.