Two New Habitat Restorationists Join District
Snohomish Conservation District recently hired two new restoration specialists, both well-known to many area residents.
Cindy Dittbrenner will work with landowners and partners County-wide and on Camano Island to enhance and restore fish and wildlife habitat and protect against water pollution. Cindy has a Master’s degree in Forest Ecology and Soils from the University of Washington and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Willamette University in Oregon. She brings ten years of experience managing restoration and research projects in the Pacific Northwest as a Watershed Steward for Snohomish County Public Works, for SOLV in Hillsboro, Oregon, and with Mid-Sound Fisheries Enhancement in Seattle. Cindy has experience with native plantings, forest health, managing beaver, controlling weeds, flooding, erosion, regulations and permits. Cindy can be reached at 425-335-5634, ext 113 or cindy at snohomishcd.org.
Kristin Marshall, formerly of Sound Salmon Solutions, will work with landowners and partners in Snohomish County and Camano Island to enhance and restore stream habitat and to participate in the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, also known as CREP. CREP is a unique opportunity for landowners to establish buffers along streams to prevent erosion and receive a rental payment for taking marginal streamside areas out of production. Kristin holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Ecology from the University of Colorado-Boulder. A Colorado native, Kristin moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2005 and has experience with stream restoration and water quality improvement projects. Kristin can be reached at 425-335-5634, ext 116 or kristin at snohomishcd.org.