Cameron Musser, Project Forester
Cameron joined the BCRCD in November 2021. Originally from the Southern California mountains, Cameron's early experience with fire and tree mortality shaped her training at UC Berkeley and Yale where she studied plant physiology and forest ecology, focusing on the process of physiological drought stress in California tree species. In her forest management career, she has worked as a forestry technician for Collins Pine Co, forester at the Hat Creek District of the Lassen NF, and as a forest health project manager at the Yuba Watershed Institute. She now manages the BCRCD's forestry projects including the Concow Resilience Project and the Upper Butte Creek Forest Health Initiative. As her resume suggests, Cameron is passionate about restoring Californian forests to healthy, pre-settlement densities so they can be resilient to wildfires and climate change. After working hours, you can find her backpacking through the Sierra, biking to her favorite Chico coffee shops, or most likely hanging out at a lonely swimming hole with her dog, Nash.