Julie Larsen

Julie Larsen is pleased to join Openlands as Forestry Crew Leader. She supervises volunteers and seasonal workers, and assists the forestry team with inventory, event planning, and other operational tasks. Julie is an ISA certified arborist, with a passion for sustainable management and environmental education.  She previously worked as a utility forester for Davey Resource Group, and on the forestry crew at Warren Wilson College. As the student chair of the Society of American Foresters, she was able to coordinate volunteer opportunities and facilitate community engagement at her alma mater. Her past work also includes wildland firefighting in western North Carolina, and working as a birth doula. Julie continues to work for Chicago Volunteer Doulas in her spare time.


  • B.S. Biology and Environmental Studies, Concentration Sustainable Forestry, Warren Wilson College

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