Phone: 253-6856 x204
Favorite Species: Isotria medeoloides
Common Name: Small-Whorled Pogonia
Place of Origin: Atlanta, GA
Owen’s undergraduate work was conducted at Brevard College where he received a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Science with a Concentration in Plant Ecology and a Minor in Geology. His senior thesis focused on the identification and mapping of potential habitat sites for the future relocation of an endangered native orchid. At Equinox, he works across all service groups, specializing in Natural Resource Inventory and Monitoring projects. He is trained in Forest Health Monitoring and Forest Inventory and Analysis, as well as in Carolina Vegetation Survey Phase I and II Vegetation Plot Monitoring. He is also trained to conduct Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and Baseline Documentation Reports. Owen is a certified Pesticide Applicator, and assists in the coordination of volunteer education for invasive exotic plant research, monitoring, and control. He is an active member of the Ecological Society of America, the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, and the Land Trust for the Little Tennessee. In his free time, Owen loves to hike and mountain bike with his fiancée, rock climb, and hunt for North Carolina’s native orchids.