Courtney’s research interests are centered around wildlife conservation and human impacts on ecological systems. Currently, her work focuses on recreation and wildlife coexistence, low-tech stream restoration techniques, and mapping and spatial analysis. Courtney also provides scientific support for ongoing projects on a broad range of topics including renewable energy siting, freshwater quality and quantity, and land protection assessment.
Courtney completed a PhD and MS in Ecology at Colorado State University, focusing on the effects of recreation on wildlife. She holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies and International Studies from Colby College.