Project Manager, Nevada Sagebrush in Prisons Program
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Shannon Campbell is a project manager at the Institute for Applied Ecology. She helps run the Nevada Sagebrush in Prisons Program at the Lovelock Correctional Center where she grows sagebrush with incarcerated individuals for habitat restoration projects. She also helps run the pilot composting program in the youth prison in Lovelock, NV. Here, she gives educational lectures about natural sciences to inmates. Shannon developed an affinity for nature at a young age through camping, gardening and hiking. She received her B.S. in Environmental Science at the University of Nevada Reno (UNR) with the desire to work in habitat restoration. She has worked as a field technician for Friends of Nevada Wilderness and at UNR. This work included building hiking trails, monitoring invasive plants, and conducting surveys on milkweed species. She has also worked in nurseries, greenhouses, and labs. Some of this work included rearing Monarch butterflies, running a hydroponics system, processing botanical samples, and growing native plants for research projects.
When Shannon is not spending time outdoors soaking in hot springs, camping or gardening with her dog Rue, she enjoys training and coaching aerial arts and acrobatics.