A native Mainer, Lauren is an accomplished outdoorswoman and an all-terrain biologist experienced in surveying wildlife by land, sea, and air. She is known to wander for birds and has traveled throughout the lower 48 states in the pursuit of all things feathered. With 10 years of field experience, she has conducted a variety of surveys for birds and bats for pre-construction wind energy projects, worked on road ecology research, and conducted extensive small mammal live trapping and tracking.
Lauren spent six years as the permit and band manager at BRI, responsible for managing BRI’s complex array of various state, federal, and international scientific collection permits and she also maintains the band inventory and banding data.
Lauren volunteers her time for conservations efforts. She is the past president of the Maine Chapter of The Wildlife Society. She is also the founder of a sticker company, called Burly Bird, which produces bird decals to raise money for and awareness of bird conservation.
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