Christine is the Private Lands Biologist. Through a partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), she delivers technical resources to landowners and other land managers that integrate riparian restoration practices and NRCS supported conservation practices.

Christine is from the Colorado Front Range, where she grew up hiking, camping, and exploring in the Rocky Mountains. She attended undergraduate at a small school in Michigan and received her BS in Biology. She returned to Colorado to complete her Master's Degree in Botany from Colorado State University. Her research was focused on the surrounding ecological effects of Selenium-accumulating plant species. She has had opportunities to work as a field technician at the federal and state level, and for private consulting companies. She also had several jobs focused on education and outreach. Her two favorite things are being outside working with plants, and having opportunities to teach people about plants.

Christine is a big fan of exploring the outdoors in many ways: skiing, mountain biking, backpacking, climbing, canyoneering, and rafting. If you see her on a trail, she may try and give you an impromptu ecology lesson!

Christine Prins