Michele Crist, of Boise, Idaho, is the regional director for National Audubon Society’s Central-North region. She is the President of the Golden Eagle Audubon Society. She is a landscape ecologist focused on developing landscape-scale modeling frameworks and restoration strategies for forests and wildlife habitats. She presently consults with Conservation Science Partners as a Science Associate. Ms. Crist received a M.S. in Landscape Ecology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a B.S. in Biology from University of Georgia, Athens. She loves camping, birding, hiking, photography, skiing, and spending time with her family.