Briana Halstead joined the CLERC family as a Biologist in March 2022. She is originally from Minnesota and has lived in Lake County, CA now for just about 10 years. Since leaving MN, she has explored and experienced nature and the outdoors in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Texas, Arizona, Colorado and Nevada while working for federal agencies in these various locations. Briana graduated in 2005 from University of WI- River Falls with a BS in Conservation Biology and in 2018 from the University of Colorado with a MS in Natural Resource Stewardship and Planning. She has worked throughout the US in various roles for the National Park Service, US Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management.