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WNY PRISM is thrilled to welcome our new Field Operations Manager, Doug!

Douglas joined WNY PRISM in February 2022 as the Field Operations Manager. During the field season, Doug oversees and works alongside the Invasive Species Management Assistants, as well as the PRISMs many partners, to complete various management projects proposed through the WNY PRISMs Crew Assistant Program. Before joining the PRISM team, Doug earned a B.S. in Natural Resources Management form SUNY-ESF, and an A.A.S. in Forest Technology from the SUNY-ESF Ranger School. After college, he spent a year working in forestry consulting, where he developed an interest in forest health and invasive species management. He then worked two years with NYS OPRHP as an Invasive Species Technician, conducting invasive species management across multiple NY state parks regions, while also writing management plans, participating in several bio-control projects and doing vegetation monitoring and sampling.

Outside of work, Doug enjoys outdoor recreation activities such as rock climbing and backpacking.