Mark first came to the district in 1996 as part of the Hire the Fisher Program. After completing the program in 1998 Mark became part of the Mid Coast Monitoring Project and has been a part of this project ever since. The Mid Coast Monitoring Project monitors Salmonid populations throughout the Mid Coast area by conducting spawning ground surveys on adult Chinook, Coho and Chum Salmon populations from late August to the end of January. From February to the end of May Steelhead Trout along with Lamprey Eel populations are surveyed in ten different Mid Coast streams. From June to mid August Salmonid habitats in the Mid Coast are surveyed by conducting Aquatic Habitat Inventories on stream
reaches that haven't yet been inventoried.
Conservation Program Assistant
Jen joined Lincoln SWCD in 2018 as a Biological Surveyor in the Mid Coast Monitoring Project. She got her BS in Ecology from The Evergreen State College in 2011 and an MS in Marine Resource Management from Oregon State University in 2017. Jen is originally from Pennsylvania, but has been living and working around the West Coast since 2006. A lover of the outdoors, she spends every possible moment outside (especially when the sun is out) and has a great appetite for learning about the diverse environments of the Pacific Northwest. In her free time Jen enjoys backpacking in the mountains, hiking, camping, bird watching, and playing with her Australian Shepherd, Tahoma. She lives in Waldport with her husband Evan, their dog, 7 chickens, 3 dart frogs, and vegetable garden.
Conservation Programs Coordinator
Emily-Bell joined the district in 2018 to coordinate/develop projects serving environmental needs in and around Lincoln County. Emily-Bell earned her M.S. in Wetland Restoration Ecology at the University of Oregon Environmental Studies Program.
Before relocating to the Pacific Northwest, Emily-Bell worked as the NYC Compost Project Coordinator at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and NYC Department of Sanitation teaching about various waste reduction and soil science topics. As the founder of Brooklyn's Roger That Garden Project, she lead community advocacy efforts to construct communally cultivated public green spaces with native and edible plants. With the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, she designed and led environmental education, dune restoration, and scientific research mentoring programs. Having served with the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, Million Trees NYC, Solar One, and Manhattan’s Lower East Side Ecology Center, she has over a decade of experience working with environmental non-profits to ensure all people can engage with, learn about, and steward the natural world around them. In Oregon, Emily grew familiar with Willamette Valley native plants as a field botanist for the City of Eugene. At the UO she led stream restoration implementation and monitoring projects for the Environmental Leadership Program on private and public lands.