About Katarina

Katarina is the Research and Monitoring Coordinator for Colorado Forest Restoration Institute. She joined CFRI as a student intern in 2016, and became a staff member in 2017. Currently, she is involved in field season planning and logistics, spatial analysis, data management and integrity, and supervising and mentoring student interns. She has worked on a variety of ecological monitoring projects within CFRI, including Upper South Platte Partnership monitoring as well as post-treatment monitoring alongside the Nature Conservancy within the Peaks to People Water Fund. Her interests include fire ecology and understory vegetation behavior and regeneration. She is interested in pursuing her M.S. in Forest Ecology in the future.



  • Ecological field monitoring
  • Forest heterogeneity and tree canopy changes over time
  • Student mentoring and training
  • Prescribed fire and fire ecology
  • Field plant identification


B.S., Natural Resources Management - Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO, 2017