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 and the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest south zone, serves national policy efforts that affect headwaters restoration and resilience, and facilitates state connectivity planning and practitioners.
Jen comes to Conservation Northwest driven to improve ecosystem resilience by partnering with a passionate network of diverse stewards engaged in natural resource protection and restoration. She has over ten years of experience in wildlife conservation, landscape-scale restoration planning and implementation, diverse stakeholder engagement and collaboration, strategic planning and execution, program and project management, and natural resource policy. Her primary interests include wildlife management and funding, public lands protection and access, and conservation through reconciliation practice. Originally hailing from the great plains to the north, Jen has a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies, a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (First Nations focus), 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.