Crystal’s interest in nature and wildlife began at a young age while hiking, downhill skiing and exploring. She has done research, field work, and public education with wolves, salt marsh parasites, and marine life.
Most recently, she studied the diet of red kites in Ireland and worked in South Africa. Crystal enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking, traveling and trying new things. She looks forward to gaining more hands-on field experience in a new ecosystem while contributing to wildlife and landscape conservation.
As an undergrad, Allie spent her time working at the university’s rock wall, kayaking, and playing ultimate Frisbee. During her studies, she dabbled in forestry research and traveled to Costa Rica to study tropical ecology and conservation. Most recently, she worked with the Ohio EPA’s Wetland Ecology Group.
Allie looks forward to starting a new adventure and being a part of an exciting conservation project out on the Great Plains.
Kim has been a member of conservation corps crews in Arizona and Minnesota. As an intern on a wildlife crew in the Klamath National Forest in California, she spent nights hooting for spotted owls and days dodging angry goshawks.
A recent graduate of Sterling College in Vermont with a degree in Conservation Ecology, Kim focused her senior project on prairie conservation, which involved a stay in Nebraska and painting a mural illustrating the dynamic nature of the ecosystem. She hopes to gain even more knowledge of grasslands through her in time in Montana, as well as some good stories.