Principal Wetland Scientist
Sarah joined the Estuary Partnership in 2017. Sarah manages and implements the Ecosystem Monitoring Program and assists with the Action Effectiveness Monitoring Program. She also assists with the Estuary Partnership’s ongoing research efforts examining the role of wetland conservation and restoration in estuarine food web dynamics and salmon recovery. Sarah has conducted wetland ecological and restoration effectiveness research in the Columbia River Estuary since 2008 and has earned both a M.S. and Ph.D. from Portland State University. Sarah’s masters and dissertation research focused on restoration and management of tidal wetland native plant communities, wetland soil conditions, and invasive species in the Estuary. As a National Science Foundation GK12 and IGERT fellow she has also worked on several national and international projects focused on ecosystem service valuation and management in urbanizing estuaries. She earned her B.S. in Environmental Science from Oregon state University.