Washington Habitat Director
Western Water and Habitat Program
Twisp, Washington 98856
As TU’s Washington State Habitat Director, Crystal is excited to have the opportunity to work with communities, NGOs, tribes, government agencies, and other TU staff to find effective solutions to tough environmental challenges facing native fish populations and their habitat in the Evergreen State. She is passionate about exploring innovative tools and leveraging partnerships to scale-up collective efforts for habitat protection and restoration in an era that demands we think outside the box and embrace bold new ideas.
Her career in ecology and restoration – 20 years and counting – spans work in both the public and private sectors in watersheds across the Pacific Northwest. She holds an M.S. in Restoration Ecology and Ecosystem Science from the University of Washington, a B.S. in Biology from Western Washington University, and she is certified as a Professional Wetland Scientist.
When she’s not working on habitat projects, you will likely find her on a trail or slope in the Methow Valley or nearby North Cascades Mountains attached to a pair of skis, a climbing rope, binoculars, bike pedals, or her daughter.