Shayna started working with the BTRRC in mid-June, 2015.
In her previous position with Environmental Incentives she was engaged in designing innovative, performance-driven approaches for land use and resource management, drawing from her experience in business consulting and knowledge of ecosystem services. Shayna was the EI project manager for the Colorado Habitat Exchange, a state-wide multi stakeholder effort that provides a systematic way for ranchers, farmers and energy developers to generate effective conservation outcomes for the sage-grouse. The program facilitates effective mitigation and conservation for endangered, threatened and candidate bird species throughout the Western United States. During her time at Environmental Incentives, Shayna also managed habitat exchange efforts in Wyoming and the Southeast that facilitate effective conservation for species as well as stream and wetland mitigation.
Shayna joined Environmental Incentives after completing her master’s degree in the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at Colorado State University, with a thesis centered on a payment for ecosystem services to reduce sedimentation and promote sustainable watershed restoration practices in Chiapas, Mexico. Following graduate school, Shayna served as a Business Sustainability Specialist for Boulder County, Colorado. She also served as an intern for the Rocky Mountain Watershed Partnerships for the USFS Regional Office in Colorado, researching potential enhancements to the USFS collaborative program with local water utilities and other Front Range stakeholders, supporting investment in forest restoration and reduction of wildfire risk. Prior to graduate school, Shayna acquired sustainability, energy-efficiency, and project management experience as a consultant in Washington D.C. and Seattle. Through these positions, she assisted with the management and implementation of the Puget Sound Energy (PSE) Residential Energy-Efficiency Program, and the Department of Energy (DOE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star Program.
MS, Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University
BS, R.H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park
With a background in river restoration, inter-agency collaboration, and public outreach, Tracy brings diverse experience and passion for community to the BTWC team. Tracy joined us in July 2016 from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD). As Aquatic Habitat Project Biologist at WGFD, she managed river restoration projects in the Lander region that aimed to mitigate flood damage, restore habitat for trout, facilitate public access, and improve water quality. Tracy oversaw river restoration project construction, conducted hydrological surveys, and implemented monitoring plans to measure project success. Tracy has also worked for Montana Trout Unlimited and Five Valleys Land Trust as the coordinator for a large restoration project on Rock Creek and as a fish technician on the Blackfoot River for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Community service is important to Tracy – she served on the board of directors for the WestSlope Chapter of Trout Unlimited for three years and volunteers often with other organizations. She has also served on the executive committee of the Western Division of the American Fisheries Society.
Tracy holds a Master’s of Science from the University of Montana in Resource Conservation. Her thesis focused on the relationship between funding sources and best management practices in river restoration projects in the Rocky Mountain West. She also holds a Bachelor’s of Science from UM in Resource Conservation with a minor in Restoration Ecology. In addition, she has attended applied fluvial geomorphology training with Wildland Restoration and is an American Fisheries Society Certified Associate Professional.
MS, College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana
BS, College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana
AAS, School of Forestry and Wildlife, Spokane Community College