Fire and Forestry Project Coordinator
Grant was hired in 2022 as a Project Coordinator for CLERC’s Fire and Forestry Program. In 2016, he earned a B.S. in Wildlife Management and Conservation from Humboldt State and went on to work for a multitude of state and non-government organizations throughout California and Nevada. Through his travels he has gained experience working in many different fields completing projects involving ecosystem restoration, trail mapping, wildlife monitoring, invasive species management, and forest health planning. In addition to these experiences, he brings practical knowledge of chainsaw operation (FAL 3), basic firefighting (FFT2), UAV mapping (FAA Part 107) and heavy equipment operation.
During the 2021 field season, he served as a forestry aide for the California Tahoe Conservancy where he helped prepare over 500 acres of state land for future fuels reduction projects. It was during his tenure in Tahoe that he witnessed the benefit of proactive fuels management firsthand and how it aided firefighter response during the Caldor fire. Grant hopes to use his fresh perspective and diverse skill set to assist with CLERC’s Fire and Forestry Program.