Pamela Johnston is working towards her M.S. in Ecological Planning from the University of Vermont. She is a native of Salem, Oregon and holds a B.S. in biology from the University of Oregon. She has been fortunate to explore and work in a variety of ecosystems, including Pacific tidepools, the Alps of Austria and Italy, and the Northern Forest (mainly Vermont). Her current work involves conservation and connectivity in agricultural landscapes of Vermont's Champlain Valley.