Whitney Bailey

Whitney Bailey

Pronouns: she/her

Whitney has been the Senior Urban Conservationist with the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District since 2017. She has nearly two decades of experience in conservation planning, land management, environmental restoration, and urban sustainability. In her role at EMSWCD she helps private landowners, schools, and partner organizations learn about and implement sustainable practices such as:

  • infiltrating stormwater
  • removing harmful and aggressive plants
  • choosing, sourcing, and installing native plants
  • improving wildlife habitat
  • reducing erosion
  • reducing chemical use
  • reducing outdoor water use
  • harvesting rainwater

She also oversees cost-share funding for riparian forest restoration projects on private properties, provides community workshops on a variety of topics including rain gardens and climate change, and manages the landscape at Conservation Corner.

Whitney has a Masters of Science in Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology. Prior to joining EMSWCD she worked for the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, and the U.S. Forest Service. In her free time she is an avid hiker and backpacker, and volunteers with Cascadia Wild and the local arts community.