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Karen came to the Great Basin LCC in March 2018 as the Acting Coordinator. She has extensive experience collaborative, science informed decisions and management in and outside of the Great Basin. Karen started her career with BLM in Nevada’s Ely District where she started as a rangeland management specialist and devoted most of her time to invasive species and post-fire (ESR) treatments. Since, 2011, Karen has been in Washington, DC providing leadership for several aspects of the BLM’s landscape approach including coordinating landscape resiliency activities with internal and external partners and stakeholders, developing national policy on landscape restoration, and supporting development of the BLM’s Rapid Ecoregional Assessments. Recently Karen helped coordinate the development of the Science Framework for Conservation and Restoration in the Sagebrush Biome.
John will begin as Science Coordinator on January 18, 2017. John comes from the Nevada Department of Wildlife where he served as a Wildlife Staff Biologist in the Habitat Division since January 2014. In that role, John worked in numerous collaborations including sage-grouse land use planning and results-based grazing in order to achieve positive, conservation-oriented outcomes in the Great Basin. Prior to that, John sought conservation solutions through the nexus of science and policy while at the Nevada Wilderness Project and as an independent conservation biologist consultant.
Matthew joined the Great Basin LCC in 2011, and assists with science research and coordination. Matthew works at the U.S. Geological Survey in the Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center in Boise, Idaho to research spatial and temporal patterns of change across the Great Basin landscapes, and the biological and physical processes that generate these patterns.
Eric joined the Great Basin LCC as Geospatial Data Specialist in November 2016. Owing to two years in the BLM's Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) program, and coursework and professional applications of GIS and spatial analysis, Eric brings diverse aptitudes in data management, spatial analysis, cartography, and Great Basin ecological processes.
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