Amanda Weise

Plant Conservation Associate

Since I was a child, I have been interested in nature and one of my favorite gifts from my parents was a small plant press. My interest has led me to study biology, botany, and ecology and pursue a career that allows me to be outdoors.  I developed a passion for plant conservation and public service while working as a botany technician on the White Mountain National Forest. The Forest Service mission of conserving public resources for future generations continues to inspire and motivate my work to this day.

Contact: aweise@umn.edu

Education

M.S. Natural Resources: Environmental Conservation (University of New Hampshire)

B.A Biology/Ecology (Western Connecticut State University)

Previous Expereince 

  • Rare Plant Seed Collector (Contract), New England Wild Flower Society - survey and seed collection for rare plant species throughout southern New England for conservation seed banking efforts
  • Restoration Ecologist - Massachusetts Rare & Endangered Species Program - Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
  • Botanist, Oxbow Associates - mitigation and restoration for populations of St. Andrew’s-cross (Hypericum stragulum), northern blazing star (Liatris novae-angliae) and coastal plain blue-eyed-grass (Sisyrinchium fuscatum)
  • Ecological Programs Coordinator, New England Wild Flower Society - revegetation of Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park; wild rice (Zizania palustris & Zizania aquatica) surveys and reintroduction in Massachusetts

Affiliations and Memberships

  • Center for Plant Conservation
  • Botanical Society of America
  • Minnesota Native Plant Society
  • New England Botanical Club
  • New Hampshire Botanical Club
  • New York Flora Association
Amanda Weise - Field Photo