Robin Reid Lopez Island

Robin Reid describes her life’s work as using community-based science to enhance community resilience, conservation, and justice. While earning her Master’s degree in ecology at the University of Washington in the 1980s, she first visited the San Juan Islands and began developing a deep affinity for the Salish Sea region and these islands. She now serves as a Senior Scientist and Professor Emeritae at Colorado State University, continuing to work on community conservation projects here and abroad from her home on Lopez Island. Robin and her family have stewarded the land that is now their home since 1998. Throughout her career she has been a strong advocate for collaboration in conservation. She looks forward to continuing this work as a Preservation Trust board member.