SPP Conservation Nursery Coordinator
Master of Environmental Studies Program, The Evergreen State College

Savannah Richard is originally from Edmonds, Washington and moved to Olympia to attend the Evergreen State College in 2013. At Evergreen Savannah studied Ecology and had the opportunity to travel to Arizona multiple times to backpack into the backcountry and conduct research. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology, Savannah moved to Flagstaff, Arizona to work for Northern Arizona University as a technician for endangered species research. Savannah then moved to Portland, Oregon where she served as an AmeriCorps member for a public water focused on watershed restoration. Savannah then moved back to Olympia to work as an AmeriCorps member and plant propagation technician for the Center for Natural Lands Management. Here, Savannah honed her native plant identification and propagation skills an ran the volunteer wild seed collection program.

Savannah is currently pursuing a Masters degree focused on Restoration Ecology. Her thesis project involves the study of pollen availability of South Puget Sound prairie plants. In the future, Savannah will pursue a career in land management and ecological restoration.