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Mtn. Bike Rider on the Bizz Johnson Trail King Range National Conservation Area Poppy Three Pump Jacks, Midway-Sunset Oilfield
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Employee Profile

Lauren Fety
Biological Science Technician, Mother Lode Field Office

While currently working as a Biological Science Technician, Lauren Fety monitors rare plants at the Pine Hill Preserve and assists with botanical management throughout the Mother Lode Field Office. She is also currently facilitating the planning efforts at Kanaka Valley. 

Working in many different landscapes, such as the Great Basin, the Australian outback and the California chaparral, has given Lauren an appreciation for local flora and its management, and how our system compares to others.  Lauren was honored when given the opportunity to experience the Australian aboriginal culture and Australian outback wildlife through an exchange program with the Chicago Botanic Garden and the Australian Department of Environment and Conservation.

Lauren received a B.A. in Biology from Swarthmore College in 2006, but also credits learning an immense amount from field time with senior specialists.  She was born and raised in Rogue River, Oregon and currently resides in Lotus, California.  Outside of her workplace Lauren is an avid trail runner who enjoys playing in the mountains, on the river and in the woods.

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Lauren Fety

"I’ve enjoyed getting to know the lands here in the Mother Lode.  I have been constantly impressed by the cunning of invasive weeds, encouraged by the stubbornness of rare plants and thrilled to do stewardship."