Lindsay Wood is a proud resident of Plumas County, recently moving to Meadow Valley where she is currently building her own home. With ten years of biological consulting experience, she is excited to have her dream job become a reality as Plumas Audubon Society's new Executive Director. She is a wildlife biologist and has conducted fisheries, avian, and herptile research throughout the Sacramento River Watershed. An alumnus of the California State University, Chico Biological Science program, Lindsay spent her undergraduate career leading the Hands on Science Lab, surveying Western Pond Turtle populations, and studying resident and migratory avifauna at the Universidad de Costa Rica Manuel Brenes Reserve. Lindsay spent a field season tracking the Greater Sage Grouse and two years working on a fish screen improvement project which aims to reduce impacts to endangered salmonid populations within the Sacramento River. Lindsay has worked with the Altacal Audubon Society, studying Aechmophorus grebe populations on the Thermalito Afterbay and leading field trips for the annual Snow Goose Festival. Lindsay leads ecotours at Eagle Creek Ranch and Peace Valley in the Sutter Buttes as a guide for with Sacramento River Ecotours. She has worked with consulting firms throughout the Sacramento River watershed, surveying for migratory birds and listed species, monitoring construction, and ensuring environmental compliance.
Elizabeth Ramsey moved to Plumas County from Southwestern Michigan in the Fall of 2017 to begin her education at Feather River College, where in 2019 she obtained her Associate degree in Environmental Studies and a Biological Field Technician Certification. While studying at FRC, she learned about an expansive array of topics pertaining to the environment and became fascinated by the Earth’s biodiversity and interconnectedness. She was the president of the Student Environmental Association at FRC and represented the student body on the Sustainability Action Team and Associated Students of FRC. She currently attends Humboldt State University where she is working to complete her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, emphasizing in Ecology & Conservation Science and Media Production. There, she also hopes to continue studying Spanish and study wildlife abroad in Central America.
Alongside environmental humanities, Elizabeth also studies sustainable agriculture and photography. She enjoys birding, hiking, reading, cooking, and gardening in her free time. One unique thing about Elizabeth is her participation in the local non-profit circus collective, Quircus, where she performs with a fire and LED hula-hoop and teaches classes.
Piers Strailey, President Suzanne McDonald, Secretary Kelby Gardiner, Interim Treasurer Jill Slocum, Human Resources Faith Strailey, Education Janet Swirhun, Director At-large Patricia Llamas, Director At-large Ryan Thoni, Director At-large Mitch Polling, Director At-large Micah Silver, Director At-large Dov Weinman, Director At-large
The mission of Plumas Audubon is to promote understanding, appreciation, and protection of the biodiversity of the Feather River Region, especially birds, through education, research, and the restoration and conservation of natural ecosystems.