Field Crew

Andria Townsend – Field Technician, Wildlife Conservation Society

ATownsendAndria grew up near Chicago, Illinois and received her B.S. in Wildlife from Humboldt State University in 2013. She has worked with Stellar’s jays and mesocarnivores in California, songbirds and squirrels in Wyoming, and also spent time in Montana tracking wolves, grizzly bears and lynx. In her free time Andria enjoys hiking and camping with her husband and dog.




Dustin Marsh – Field Technician, Wildlife Conservation Society

buckminster's fall 014Dustin graduated with his B.S. in Wildlife Biology from Humboldt State University in 2008. He has worked on a myriad of project including, spotlight-surveying black-footed ferrets in the Badlands, snow-tracking martens in the Sierras Nevadas, hiking transects for desert tortoise in the Mojave, and live-capturing lynx in the San Juans. Most of his field work has been on carnivores and he has spent the last three summers in the Cabinet-Yaak ecosystem of northwestern Montana to help estimate the brown bear population. He enjoys backpacking, rock climbing, and birding; hobbies that have allowed him to travel to several countries along the way.


Jesse Hogg – Field Technician, Klamath Basin Tribal Youth Program, Wildlife Conservation Society, Sierra Pacific Industries Small Mammal Crew
JHoggJesse Hogg started with us as an intern through the Klamath Basin Tribal Youth Program via Wildlife Conservation Society. He is a member of the Karuk Tribe and was born and raised in Yreka, CA. Jesse has attended College of the Siskiyous where he majored in Biology, but has now transferring to Butte College in Chico. He has worked with Pacific Pond Turtles in Oregon, Atlantic Sea Lamprey in Maine, as well as migratory bird banding, small mammal trapping, Northern Spotted Owl surveys, and non-invasive surveying of Fishers in northern California. In his free time, Jesse enjoys fishing, hiking, camping, snowboarding, spending time with friends and family, and generally just being outdoors.


Kevin Smith – Field Coordinator, Wildlife Conservation Society

Kevin grew up near Addison, Michigan.  He graduated from Lake Superior University in 2008 with a degree in Wildlife Management.  Since then he has worked on a variety of field projects, and has had the opportunity to help monitor fishers, martens, black-footed ferrets, white-tailed deer, and Sierra Nevada red fox.




Michelle Schroeder Biologist, Sierra Pacific Industries

IMG_0608Michelle is the Sierra Pacific Industries biologist assigned to the Stirling District. She earned a Wildlife BS from Humboldt State University.  Michelle’s duties include surveying for sensitive species across both the Stirling and Feather Falls districts owned by SPI, as well as helping out with fisher monitoring duties when needed.






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