Meet The Team
Director of Natural Resources
Gretchen is the original forester of LCD’s Healthy Forest Initiative. Hired as the Forestry Program Director in 2017, Gretchen grew the roots for what our forestry program is today. Since starting, she has planned, implemented, and overseen over 4,000 acres of forest restoration treatments in Larimer County.
Gretchen earned a B.S. in Environmental Biology from Principia College and a M.S. in Horticulture/Plant Ecophysiology from Colorado State University. She’s also worked in natural resource management and forestry in Colorado, Illinois, California, and New Zealand, which helped broaden her knowledge of forestry and natural resources.
Aside from being a wealth of knowledge on front-range ecology and a great collaborator, Gretchen is faster than you are on a mountain bike and she can bake the best loaf of sourdough you’ve ever had.