Holly Crosson joined Benton SWCD in January 2013. She brings over 25 years of experience in natural resource conservation, restoration, stewardship, and community outreach; and decades of experience farming (crops, livestock, nursery industry) in New England, northern California, and Oregon. She managed conservation programs for the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation’s Water Quality Division, coordinated watershed programs in the Department of Environmental Science/Policy at the University of California, Davis, managed a program focused on the international maritime industry and preventing the global spread of aquatic invasive species in the US, Canada, and Mexico (Sea Grant Extension), and was the Interpretation Coordinator for the UC Davis Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Prior to moving to Corvallis in 2012, Holly spent five years living and working on a 145-acre organic farm in the Applegate Valley of southern Oregon. Holly is thrilled to be part of Benton County’s remarkable conservation community. She loves working with such dedicated staff, board members, volunteers, and partners to collaboratively address the complex natural resource challenges of our time in a way that builds and strengthens our community. Outside of work, Holly enjoys designing the gardens around her home to create welcoming outdoor spaces for family and friends, exploring wild rivers and forests, and creating/enjoying music, art, and poetry.
Contact Holly about:
- District financials, policies, and procedures
- Legal compliance
- Contracts and agreements
- The Confluence Collaborative