Rangeland Watershed Initiative Partner Biologist
As a Partner Biologist with Point Blue and the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), I help private landowners plan and implement projects which restore and preserve healthy ecosystems on working lands. My focus here in Northeastern California is supporting Greater Sage Grouse habitat and improving mountain meadow environments. Based out of the NRCS Susanville Field Office in Lassen County, I get to experience working where the Sierra and Cascade conifer forests transition into Great Basin sagebrush and juniper country. I am passionate about learning the cultural and natural history of this area and encouraging the community to sustain it.
I grew up playing soccer and studying the cello in San Diego. After receiving a degree in Environmental Studies and International Affairs from Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts, I worked various field biology jobs, finding I had a particular interest in raptors and songbirds. In 2010, I began seasonal work with Point Blue in the Northern Sierra, performing point counts and nest searching for cavity nesting species in post-fire and mountain forest habitats. I started working full-time as the Northeast California Partner Biologist in August 2012.
In my spare time, I perform with the Susanville Symphony orchestra, find solitude in the mountains on my skis, explore dirt roads in the desert, and orchestrate grand outdoor adventures for old and new friends alike.
Email: Tiffany Russell