Lacey Smith

Northeast Regional Partner Biologist

Lacey graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s in Environmental Geoscience and a Master’s degree in Forestry, with an emphasis on understory biodiversity. After graduate school, Lacey worked for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WV DNR) and USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) as a Pollinator Specialist/Partner Biologist. In this role, Lacey provided outreach and technical assistance to agricultural producers and other private landowners seeking to enhance their lands for pollinators and other wildlife through USDA Farm Bill and other programs in north central West Virginia. Upon relocating to New York, Lacey worked as an Organic Certification Specialist, were she was able to assist producers in navigating the complicated process of becoming certified. She is thrilled to bring her passion and experience with pollinators, producers, and habitat together for her role as P2’s Northeast Regional Partner Biologist, located in central New York. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, nature photography, and going on hikes with her husband.