Amy Krause, as with most of BLM's scientists, is enthusiastic about what she does. She is a wildlife biologist for the Arcata field office.
"There is so much variation," she says. "Going from the redwoods to sand dunes and coastal habitat is pretty remarkable."
In 1999, Amy was a student at the University of Montana in Missoula when she heard about a field study opportunity in California's Owens Valley. She was a BLM volunteer on a botany survey of Fish Slough milk vetch. Later, she assisted with archaeology surveys. Steve Addington, the field office manager for Bishop at the time, suggested she become a SCEP student. Amy converted to a full-time BLM employee in 2002 as the Headwaters biologist in Arcata.
Amy was born in Santa Clara, California. She spent her early childhood in the Bay Area, but moved to Grass Valley, California at age 10. She was attending Sierra College in Rocklin, California when it came time to choose a field of study for a degree. The field trips led by one of the college instructors led her to become a wildlife biologist. She received her bachelor of science degree from the University of Montana-Missoula.
Amy and her husband Steve Savage bought a home in Eureka, California last fall, so there are lots of home improvement projects to keep them busy. They also like to travel and visit friends and family.