Niki manages Lomakatsi’s Restoration Ecology Education Program that includes streamside adopted site shade house nursery management, community engagement, and restoration ecology curriculum development. She has been part of the Lomakatsi staff since 2005.
Additional responsibilities include organizing ‘hands-on’ educational events with teachers from grades K -12. She develops lesson plans and curriculum relevant to the work of Lomakatsi and the field of restoration ecology, working closely with teachers, agency biologists and environmental educators.
Niki develops interactive projects and serves as a teacher and mentor to students and manages Lomakatsi’s four native plant shade house nurseries. She also performs outreach to the community, promoting and coordinating volunteer events. During these events, community members and volunteers learn about different ecological restoration topics and participate in hands-on activities, working closely with Lomakatsi’s restoration practitioners and workforce on active sites where projects are being implemented. Niki also manages Lomakatsi’s adopted riparian sites, where she leads students, community groups and community members in continued riparian restoration activities and maintenance.