Shelby Lyn SandersField Biologist

Shelby Lyn Sanders joined the FLC staff in 2017. She is a field biologist who assists with baseline documentation and annual monitoring of conservation easement properties. Shelby graduated from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville in 2015, receiving a B.S. in Wildlife & Fisheries Science with a focus on management. An Oklahoma native, Shelby has called East Tennessee home since 2009. Her background includes working in both Tennessee and Kansas studying the ecology of grassland birds for UT’s Center for Native Grassland Management. Shelby Lyn also spent a year working for the Southern Research Station of the USDA Forest Service in conjunction with UT, where she assisted with the data collection for various projects assessing growth and competitiveness of upland hardwoods in the Southern Appalachian region. In her free time, Shelby enjoys birding, visiting the Great Smoky Mountains, and watching NASCAR.