Over the last 21 years that Candace has lived in Humboldt, she’s built a relationship with both the natural world and the community here and feels a personal responsibility to conserving our natural resources. She worked as a Natural Resources Specialist in the local community for several years on management projects for the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, specializing in invasive plant removal and endangered species monitoring on the Lanphere and Ma-le’l Dunes, while building her leadership skills as a field coordinator. From 2015-2020 she was also a lead researcher for the Humboldt Coastal Resilience Project, a region-wide collaborative project addressing coastal resiliency and adaptation strategies to rising sea levels. Currently, Candace is most interested in ecological restoration and climate change adaptation and developing projects to benefit the RCAA team and community. In addition to her project management duties, Candace also manages the Restoration Field Crew. Candace has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology and is currently pursuing a Masters in GIS through Penn State University.