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Kat Carsey, BotanistKat Carsey


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559-793-8145 (PT)

Chester, CA


  • Biological Assessments and Biological Evaluations
  • Technical Writing/Editing
  • Interdisciplinary (ID) Team Lead
  • Restoration


  • Contract Officer Representative (April 2008)
  • Wetland Delineation (2002)


  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Texas
  • Master of Science, Social Work, University of Texas
  • Master of Science, Biology, University of Colorado


  • Regional Forester’s Award for Teamwork, 2007
  • Colorado Riparian Association Award for Excellence in Riparian Management, 2004

Professional Publications

Carsey, K, et al. 2003. Field Guide to the Wetland and Riparian Plant Associations of Colorado.

Tomback, et al. 2001. Delayed seed germination in whitebark pine and regeneration patterns following the Yellowstone fires. Ecology 82:2587-2600.

Carsey K; and Tomback. 1994. Growth form distribution and genetic relationships in tree clusters of Pinus flexilis, a bird-dispersed pine. Oecologia 98:402-411.

Tomback, et al. 1993. Tree clusters and growth form distribution in Pinus cembra, a bird-dispersed pine. Arctic and Alpine Research 25:374-381.


Kat worked as a conservation botanist and wetland ecologist for the state of Colorado and the Colorado Natural Heritage Program prior to joining the Forest Service in 2003. She worked as a zone botanist on the Arapaho-Roosevelt-Pawnee National Forests planning team, providing botany expertise on fuels, recreation, lands, special uses, grazing and restoration projects. She served as ID Team leader for a complex fuels reduction project and wrote the project Environmental Assessment. She was technical editor for the Forest Service Region 2 Species Conservation Assessments Project. Kat has worked for TEAMS since 2008.

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