Julie Kierstead Nelson   

 

Julie Kierstead Nelson has been a professional botanist since 1976, doing rare plant surveys and conservation work in Oregon and California. She has a B.S. in botany from Oregon State University and an M.S. in biology from Northern Arizona University, and worked in the herbarium at both schools. Julie worked for Berry Botanic Garden in Portland as conservation director from 1982 until 1988, developing a seed bank for rare & endangered plants of the Pacific Northwest. Since 1989 she has been Forest Botanist for the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in Redding, CA. With Gary Nakamura she edited the 2001 publication Field Guide to Selected Rare Plants of Northern California, published by the University of California. Recently she's written the content for rare plant and Klamath-Siskiyou Mountain serpentine pages on the Forest Service's national Celebrating Wildflowers website, at www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers; and has coauthored papers naming several new rare NW California endemic plants, including Vaccinium shastense, Adiantum shastense, and Erythronium shastense.
Special interests: Vascular plants of Shasta, Trinity, and Siskiyou Counties in California; especially rare plants.
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Email address for Julie Kierstead Nelson:  jknelson[AT]fs.fed.us   (Replace the [AT] with the @ symbol before sending an email.)
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