Chris Collier Curator

Joined: Feb 13, 2017 Last Active: Apr 9, 2024 iNaturalist Monthly Supporter since December 2020

Formerly naturechris

Grad student and former Research Fellow with USFS. Currently working on occupancy and abundance analyses for small mammals, birds, and carnivores in response to forest thinning and fire in the Sierra Nevada and southern Cascades. I'm most passionate about plants, birds, and fungi, but honestly I love to document and learn about anything.

I have a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and a minor in GIS from Humboldt State University. I completed my California Naturalist Certification in 2018.

Check out this Belding's ground squirrel I documented at Sagehen Creek, it may be the first seen in the basin in decades:
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/sagehen-creek-basin-biodiversity/journal/53889-recent-sagehen-basin-discoveries

I post my best photos here - https://www.instagram.com/chrisophylla/

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