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.



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