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Cara V Applestein

I am interested in restoration and fire ecology. I am co-leading the monitoring effort of the 2015 Soda Wildfire to assess the landscape regeneration following many large-scale herbicide and seeding treatments.

Before coming to the USGS, I was a conservation project manager for the Center for Natural Land Management where I did research on the efficacy of different seeding methods and prescribed fire regimes for restoring wet prairie in western Washington. In my free time, I enjoy ultra running, kayaking, yoga and vegan cooking. 

Professional Experience

  • Center for Natural Land Management, Conservation Project Manager, Temecula, CA

Education and Certifications

  • M.S., Conservation Biology, University of Maryland

  • B.S., Environmental Science, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA

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