Laurie Tysdal

Civil Engineer

Non Forest Service

Black and white photograph of Dr. Laurie Tysdal in a forest.

I like being a scientist because I learned the building blocks of how things work in the natural world around us. Now I can figure out new things on my own, using those building blocks. I became interested in natural resources when I traveled to new places and saw plants and rocks and rivers that were different than the ones at home. I wanted to know why.

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