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Favorite Place in the Northwest:Glacier Peak Wilderness
Favorite Northwest Animal:Wolverine

Laurel Baum

Central Cascades Conservation Associate and Community Wildlife Monitoring Project Coordinator
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Laurel Baum coordinates our Central Cascades Watersheds Restoration program with a focus on the southern half of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest including the Snoqualmie Ranger District and the Naches Ranger District on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. She also leads our Community Wildlife Monitoring Project and represents us with Wildlife Camera Network Northwest.

Laurel received her B.S. in Environmental Science with a focus in Conservation Restoration Ecology from University of Washington Bothell. She has been a volunteer for five years with the Community Wildlife Monitoring Project and is excited to be involved on a new level as the Project Coordinator. Having a passion for botany, she has collected data as a forest research tech with Oregon State University on a project studying secondary succession in Northwest forests, and spent two summers on Mount St. Helens studying primary succession and physiological traits of the plant community. Laurel is also an active volunteer with King County Search and Rescue, an instructor with the Everett Mountaineers Basic Climbing Course, and an equestrian.