Solvei Metcalf, Conservation Easement Coordinator
Solvei was born in Seattle and raised in Poulsbo on the Kitsap Peninsula, traditionally the land of the Suquamish people. Growing up, she loved to ride horses, explore the woods and swim in the Sound, which set the stage for pursuing environmental work.
Solvei moved to Bellingham in 2012 to attend Western, graduating in spring 2017 with a BA in Urban Planning & Sustainable Development and a minor in Disaster Risk Reduction. She interned for WLT immediately after graduation, assisting the Conservation Director with new acquisition projects. After six months of interning, Solvei transferred into the Conservation Assistant position where she continued assisting with acquisition projects including drafting of grant proposals, and due diligence, creation of Baseline Documentation Reports and maps for new properties.
Solvei started monitoring conservation easement properties in 2020, transitioning from Conservation to Stewardship. Under the Stewardship Director, she now monitors and enforces the 100+ conservation easements held by Whatcom Land Trust, working with easement landowners to ensure compliance.
Solvei loves to bushwhack through the woods hunting for bones, be in or near bodies of water, and to spend time with her Catahoula-Shepard puppy, Luka, and her kitty Neseblod.