Caitlin Purdome - Wilderness Stewardship Coordinator

Originally from Chicago, Caitlin spent the last four years on the East Coast studying Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale. After she graduated in May 2017, she spent the summer in Kentucky developing and implementing self-guided tours for a botanical garden. Caitlin came to Sitka as our Public Lands Communications Fellow, with the goal of strengthening the partnership between SCS and the Forest Service and get the word out about the incredible resources our public lands have to offer. She stayed on with SCS as Wilderness Stewardship Coordinator, leading a field crew out to Duncan Salt Chuck Wilderness near Petersburg in summer 2018 to complete invasive plant removal.

Caitlin is honored to have the opportunity to highlight all of the great work that is being done by so many communities to maintain the health of the Tongass. During her time in Sitka, Caitlin hopes to learn how to live in harmony with her natural surroundings and encourage others to do the same. She's excited to get outside and explore the mountains, streams, coves, and forests in and around Sitka.

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