Janet has worked with us as a research biologist and educator since 2000. She has been a wildlife biologist and outdoor educator for over 30 years. Since earning a BS in Wildlife Biology from the University of Montana, she has worked as a field biologist for the US Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Nature Conservancy. Her research mainly focues on non-game species, including various amphibians, small mammals, neotropical songbirds, forest and prairie grouse, hawks, and owls. Over the past 25 years, she has also worked as a backcountry interpretive guide, school class guest speaker, and trip leader for Elderhostel International.