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Sarah Canepa

Graduation Date: 2001
Major: B.S. Resource Conservation

Sarah is the Forest Watch Coordinator for the Yaak Valley Forest Council. After completing her Peace Corps Service in Paraguay in December 2005, Sarah decided she wanted to work towards community based solutions for natural resource conflicts in her homeland of Lincoln County. Sarah spends her time ground truthing proposed activities on public lands and working in the field with Forest Service resource specialists to share ideas on the sustainable management of the forest ecosystem in the Yaak Valley. She enjoys the new role that she is playing in her hometown to create opportunities for neighbors to discuss grizzly bear recovery, wilderness designation and restoration of impaired ecosystems. When she is not working in the woods then she is out exploring the lush depths of the Yaak herself or dragging her friends and family to her favorite wild places.

Sarah’s undergraduate degree in Resource Conservation allowed her to explore diverse perspectives on community and resource management, a passion that she discovered during her experience in the Wilderness and Civilization program. Pursuing a Master's of Science in Resource Conservation while working with the Forest Council, she is further exploring this union between communities and their environment from the international perspective to the Northern Rockies.