Lake County Conservation District; Ronan, MT
TERM ENDEAVORS INCLUDE:
Plan, implement, and manage Soil Health and Forage Improvement initiatives
Assist with water quality monitoring and aquatic invasive species early prevention detection
Community outreach and education initiatives
Lauren Odom has been enamored with nature ever since she can remember. Growing up her heroes, Mother Teresa and Theodore Roosevelt fostered her love for service and her passion for nature. These ideals, and the pull of the mountains, lead her to dream of moving to Montana and becoming a member of the conservation field. She laid down the foundations for her dream in Oklahoma, were she received a B.S. in Environmental Science, with a focus in Water Resources, and completed undergraduate research on water percolation differences between Oklahoma soil types. Soon after, her hard work paid off when she accepted an offer to be a 2018 Big Sky Watershed Corps member. She enjoyed a year of teaching, planning, grant writing, designing, sampling, monitoring, networking, and exploring in Western Montana. For her second term, Lauren is excited to once again serve with the Lake County Conservation District in Ronan, and looks forward to her new partnership with the Flathead Lake Biological Station near Bigfork. If she isn’t in the field, on the lake, or in the office, you can probably find her on the trials, soaking in every moment under the big sky.