Urban Conservation Technician
Maura grew up exploring the forests and trails of the Tualatin River watershed in Washington County. She applies her passion for science and nature to help the Urban Conservation Program do conservation projects with Washington County communities. As the Urban Conservation Technician, Maura works with renting and land-owning residents in urban areas to adopt conservation practices and to collaborate with community groups.
Maura’s understanding of ecosystems and natural resource management started with trail work and environmental education in Maine. As a field biologist, she gained experience studying and caring for birds, elk, and caribou throughout the Pacific Northwest with the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement. In addition to conducting plant and habitat surveys, she garnered extensive environmental restoration, stake holder engagement, mitigation planning, and stormwater management experience in Utah.
She holds a B.S. Environmental Science, Ecology, and Environmental Education from Unity College and an Applied Associates in Science focused on Energy Management. In her spare time, she enjoys fly fishing, hiking, skiing and volunteering throughout Washington County.