Name: Bud Kovalchik
Affiliation: Retired U.S. Forest Service Ecologist (2001) & currently exploring commercial nature photography.
Background: B.S. Forest Science, University of Montana, 1968. M.S. Silvilculture - Forest Ecology, University of Montana, 1971. Author of numerous "plant association" publications for wetland, riparian, upland forest, and upland non-forest environments. Active plant and nature photographer. Forty years of experience with the Flora of the Pacific Northwest. Ecologist/botanist while working for the U.S. Forest Service in Montana (1970s), central Oregon (1980s), and eastern Washington (1989-2001). Although knowledgeable about plants in a wide variety of environments, I am especially versed on wetland/riparian vegetation such as sedges and willows. I worked closely with George Argus and Steve Brunsfeld in learning the willows and with Joy Mastrogiuseppe on grass-like plants. Enjoy!
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