Sean Prive, Restoration Ecologist
Sean Prive began working for Lomakatsi in the spring of 2016, serving as the organization’s Restoration Ecologist. Sean works closely with Lomakatsi’s technical staff, helping to integrate the best available science into restoration project design, practice and implementation. His primary responsibilities include designing monitoring protocols and managing forest inventory and ecological data to help inform the development and refinement of ecological restoration plans and prescriptions. Sean also leads the development of technical reports, riparian restoration plans, restoration forestry prescriptions, and the production of forest stewardship plans. He serves on various interdisciplinary teams comprised of specialists from agencies and partner organizations, contributing to the collaborative planning and development of ecosystem restoration projects.
Prior to joining the Lomakatsi team, Sean worked throughout the Pacific Northwest as a field biologist performing surveys for rare and endangered plants, fungi, and lichens. Sean has also worked as a restoration and GIS technician supporting wetland restoration projects in the Willamette Valley. In 2010, Sean completed a BS in environmental science from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. In 2016 he completed an MS in forest ecology from the Oregon State University College of Forestry. Sean’s thesis research focused on forested wetlands of the Willamette Valley and their structural and understory community development.