Sarah’s natural resource work in the Upper Columbia region began in 1999. Her experience in the public and private sector has involved data collection and analysis, as well as facilitating, coordinating, and reporting on watershed and salmon habitat restoration initiatives. Her emphasis on collaborative solutions to complex environmental issues stems from her time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Botswana, where she worked on conflicts between wildlife and rural communities. She received her Master of Science in Environmental Science from Washington State University, with a focus on resource management and conflict resolution, and a Bachelor of Arts from Wellesley College. She is also a certified volunteer mediator for the Wenatchee Valley Dispute Resolution and is in the process of national certification by the Udall Foundation as an Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution (ECCR) practitioner. In her leisure time, Sarah enjoys fishing, paddling, camping, and hiking around the Pacific Northwest with her two sons and husband.

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