Jaclyn Inkster is a biologist with over 10 years of experience in botany and ecological restoration. She has been with Nomad Ecology since 2016. Her expertise includes wetland and endangered species habitat evaluations, ecological restoration of sensitive habitats such as serpentine grassland and special-status plant populations, rare plant surveys, and restoration site implementation and monitoring. Ms. Inkster’s contributions to the Nomad Ecology team also include ArcGIS map making and spatial data management, vegetation classification and mapping, and wetland and aquatic resource delineation. Ms. Inkster is an experienced restoration biologist and has prepared numerous restoration plans for approval by regulatory agencies. She has overseen restoration implementation, monitored restoration sites to determine if they meet success criteria, recommended adaptive management actions, overseen landscape contractors, and implemented maintenance including invasive weed control and irrigation.
Ms. Inkster received a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science with a focus on ecological restoration and a minor in Botany from Humboldt State University, and a Master of Science degree in Biology from East Carolina University. Her thesis research focused on the plant-insect interactions of the federally threatened Pitcher’s thistle (Cirsium pitcheri), an endemic of the western Great Lakes dunes and cobble shores. Prior to her graduate studies, she worked for several years as a seasonal botanist for the US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management in Oregon, Utah and Northern California. She also served as an instructor of undergraduate level courses in Field Botany and General Biology during her master’s degree work at East Carolina University.