Liz Plazewski

Southwest Program, she/they

Liz is the contracted Botanist for the Bureau of Land Management – Las Cruces District Office (BLM-LCDO) through IAE’s Santa Fe Office. Liz’s primary role is to support LCDO in their Special Status Plant Species and miscellaneous botany needs. In their role, Liz contributes their botanical expertise to the interdisciplinary team on land health assessments and NEPA processes, as well as leading rare plant monitoring, ecological monitoring, and supporting restoration projects. Liz earned an Interdisciplinary BS in Life Science & Arts from the University of Central Florida in 2019, with minors in Biology, Environmental Studies, and Psychology. Since graduating, Liz has worked a variety of roles in the BLM’s Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring program—primarily based in Las Cruces, NM, but expanding to Ukiah, CA and Winnemucca, NV as well. A botanical fiend through and through, Liz’s love for plants spans from the swamps of Florida to the deserts of the West.

When not at work, you can find Liz sport climbing some sick crag, attending local Southern NM events with their pals, or cozying up with their cats for a gaming night-in.