Michelle oversees the Early Detection-Rapid Response (EDRR) program and leads restoration efforts at priority sites affected by EDRR species. Michelle also co-chairs the 4-County Cooperative Weed Management Area, leads the PNW Garlic Mustard Working Group and serves on the Oregon Invasive Species Council. Michelle enjoys both connecting people together working on similar invasive species management goals and getting her hands dirty in the name of protecting Oregon’s natural resources. There is nothing more satisfying to her than working with a property owner to find and remove a patch of high priority invasive weeds before they can proliferate into a natural area. Her background is in forest research, conservation planning, ecological restoration, and invasive species management.