Emily Douglas joined the Stewardship staff in April as a Land Steward. Her environmental passion and outdoor skills have been building since she was young, always working someway with plants. After a year at Michigan State University, she caught the bug for adventure and headed to the Southwest. She fell in love with the desert landscape while earning a degree in Botany from Arizona State University. She spent four years after college exploring the west and eventually working with Grand Canyon National Park as a Rare Plant Intern. She set the foundational work for the recovery plans of the endangered Astragalus cremnophylax var. cremnophylax and led rare plant surveys on the north and south rims of the canyon. Missing the water brought her back to Michigan where for the past two years she has done invasive plant work with the Leelanau Conservancy. She’s most recently worked with Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as a Biological Science Technician undertaking aquatic surveys.
She lives with her husband, Blaise and son, Lennon in Cedar. In her spare time she relaxes on the beach, camps and canoes, and helps Blaise run his art studio.