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Alaina Osimowicz, URG Conservation Program Manager

Alaina Osimowicz joined RMYC in 2022 as the new URG Conservation Program Manager. She’s originally from the suburbs of Chicago, where wilderness and mountains are not in abundance. She started seeking an interest in working on public lands in the summer of 2014, where she worked in prairie restoration at the Spring Valley Nature Center. She loves native plant restoration work! 

In 2014 she headed to Southern Illinois University to study forestry with an emphasis in resource management. After graduating in 2016, she accepted a full time- permanent position as a Forester with the U.S. Forest Service on the Stanislaus National Forest in the central Sierra Nevada’s! On the Stanislaus National Forest her work consisted of planning forest restoration treatments and writing silvicultural prescriptions. 

In the fall of 2019, she was on a wildfire assignment down in Southern New Mexico with a fire-use module. After the fire assignment, she decided to explore northern New Mexico. It’s easy to say, she was fully enchanted! Shortly after, she decided to move to Taos and work for the Bureau of Land Management as a Park Ranger. Lucky to land a position at the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument in the Wild Rivers Recreation Area in 2020. While doing trail work for the BLM, She was grateful to have worked a couple days trail building with Rocky Mountain Youth Corps this summer. She believes RMYC is truly a special organization, leading the next generation in the effort to build stronger communities and passionate public land stewards. You’ll catch her fly fishing on the weekends and hiking trails!