Favorite Place in the Northwest:Scotch Creek/Sinlahekin
Favorite Northwest Animal:All the Galliformes
Jen Syrowitz leads our Forest Field Program work on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, working with Central Cascades Conservation Associate Laurel Baum, as well as on the southern half of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, including the Wenatchee, Cle Elum and Naches ranger districts.
Jen comes to Conservation Northwest excited to work with an empowered network of diverse users inspired by nature and engaged in natural resource protection. She has more than ten years of experience in the field of wildlife conservation, community outreach and advocacy, and non-profit development, most recently through the lens of wildlife management and funding, public lands protection and access, outdoor education programming, and climate change. Originally hailing from the great plains to the north, Jen has a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies, a Bachelor of Environmental Studies, and a Master of Environment from the University of Manitoba where she studied greater prairie chickens in northwestern Minnesota. Outside the office, Jen spends her time in the evergreen mountains, sagebrush plateaus and coastal beaches of Washington state—backpacking, snowshoeing, hunting upland game and harvesting shellfish.