A range specialist is joining the University of Wyoming Extension office in Carbon County.
Abby Perry starts Monday, Feb. 16. Based in Rawlins, the area educator will also serve Albany, Goshen, Laramie and Platte counties providing educational programs on the sustainable management of rangeland resources, said Susan James, federal relations and staff development coordinator.
Perry received her bachelor’s degree in rangeland ecology/watershed management and her master’s degree in agricultural and applied economics from the University of Wyoming.
While attending college, Perry completed a summer internship with the Albany County extension office working with agricultural and horticultural issues. As a graduate student, she held an assistantship in which she explored the economics of reclamation after energy extraction.
Perry also completed a rangeland health assessment program cooperative internship working collaboratively with U.S. Forest Service Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests, Thunder Basin National Grassland and the Laramie County Conservation District on various management projects on Pole Mountain near Laramie.
She is a graduate of Cody High School.