AmerCorps Land Management Coordinator,
Vermont Land Trust
Samantha Poratti (she/her) is a Battenkill Cooperative Invasive Species Management Association (CISMA) steering committee member, Land Management Coordinator for the Vermont Land Trust and AmeriCorps member. Over the past four years she has dove into the fly fishing world. Part of the VT Fly Gals in northern Vermont, she began her fly fishing journey out west and is now back home honing her skills and exploring all that Vermont rivers and streams have to offer. A native Vermonter, she holds a B.S. degree in Wildlife, Fisheries and Conservation Biology from the University of Maine Orono. She has a wide breadth of experience working on different projects involving chinook salmon, Atlantic salmon, lake nutrients, scallop aquaculture, land management and more. She is currently involved in managing invasive plants in Vermont and is working on spreading awareness of the impact that invasive plants have on riverine corridors. With her background in aquatic ecology and fisheries, she is passionate about playing a part in conserving and restoring Vermont rivers and streams. When she isn’t thinking about fishing or rivers, she can often be found reading, swimming, scuba diving, hiking, or hanging out with her lovely chickens.