Lindsay Willrick

Lindsay is the Ecological Education Assistant where she implements conservation education programs with teachers and students in Lane and Benton Counties. She works with volunteers in implementing hands-on classroom and outdoor field trips with middle and high school students. Lindsay assists in the development of an applied rare plant conservation and land stewardship curriculum which supports a framework for conserving a rare plant species to help prevent its listing as endangered. She supports the education team and natural resource partners in applying for education related grants and implementing outreach programs.

Lindsay supports the “Sustainability in Prisons Project” where she coordinates with the BLM, natural resource partners, Department of Corrections (DOC), contractors, and the media across six states and eleven prison facilities. While visiting DOC facilities she provides presentations to incarcerated adults, and sagebrush specific plant production trainings to contractors and incarcerated adults.

Lindsay is a native Floridian where her love of botany and wildlife biology was born. From a young age she hunted for carnivorous plants in her back yard and surveyed the bogs and swamps of her childhood for a glimpse of the ivory-billed woodpecker. After graduating from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Botany in 2006, she worked as a botanist and wildlife biologist for environmental consulting firms in Arizona, California, and Oregon. Her diverse background includes focused plant, amphibian, reptile, avian, mammal, and invertebrate surveys, small mammal and reptile tracking and trapping, plant taxonomy, technical report writing, organic farming, native plant production, and informal education.