Favorite Place in the Northwest:Glacier Peak Wilderness
Favorite Northwest Animal:Wolverine
Laurel Baum leads our restoration projects through the Central Cascades Watersheds Restoration program with a focus on the southern half of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and in the Naches and Cle Elum ranger districts on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
Laurel received her B.S. in Environmental Science with a focus in Conservation Restoration Ecology from University of Washington Bothell. 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.