Alison Stanton is a local research botanist who has lived in the Lake Tahoe basin since 2002. A transplant from San Francisco, she did her undergraduate work at Mills College and then earned her M.S. in Plant Ecology from UC Davis. She is the second half of a two-person consulting firm that specializes in rare plant management and conservation strategies.
Alison is also involved in several research and monitoring projects looking at the effects of fuels reduction treatments on the ecological health of the forest on the west shore. Her work on Tahoe yellow cress enables her to call her frequent trips to several beaches around Lake Tahoe “going to the office” and she feels extremely lucky and fortunate to work in such a beautiful place. Alison will have just given birth to her first child in May, so make sure you tell her how beautiful and rested she looks.