Tracey Johnson


Tracey Johnson is a Biologist in the Laramie office. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University, a Master of Science degree from Kansas State University, and a doctorate in Wildlife Science from Oregon State University. Prior to joining WEST, she worked as an on-call Biologist for Tetra Tech, EC. While working with Tetra Tech EC, she conducted habitat assessments for Northern spotted owl; population surveys for bald and golden eagles, Washington ground squirrels, and other sensitive species; conducted literature reviews; and provided technical assistance for range management plans. Most recently, she worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Wyoming. Tracey has fourteen years of experience working as a field and research biologist. She began her career as a field technician conducting shorebird and seabird surveys in Florida with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, and transitioned to studying grassland birds in Kansas during her master’s research. She continued her focus on grassland systems during her Ph.D. work, evaluating grassland food web responses to cattle grazing in NE Oregon. After completing her doctoral research, she moved to Laramie and has worked on multiple projects in Wyoming which include investigating effects of tree mortality from bark beetles on subalpine wildlife, restoration of sagebrush steppe bird populations in Grand Teton National Park, and evaluating effects of natural gas extraction activities on sagebrush bird and small mammal populations. As a Biologist with West, she has focused on producing and refining Bird and Bat Conservation Strategies for wind and solar energy facilities.