Corinna Hanson, Land Manager

"Doing her part to conserve rare species."


Corinna Hanson is the Land Manager for The Nature Conservancy’s Moses Coulee/Beezley Hills Preserves in east-central Washington.  On these lands, Corinna manages over 30,000 acres of habitat in the threatened sage-steppe ecosystem.  Current projects include post-wildfire pygmy rabbit habitat restoration at Beezley Hills, restoration of an old agricultural field at Moses Coulee, field station operation and maintenance, and working with partners on large-scale shrub steppe conservation projects.

Corinna enjoys working in threatened ecosystems, doing her part to conserve rare species, and engaging with volunteers, partners, and communities to be good stewards of the land.  Prior to joining The Nature Conservancy, Corinna spent six years with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and two years with the State of South Carolina managing resources and wildlife, and conducting biological research and monitoring.  Corinna received her master’s degree in Biological Sciences from Eastern Illinois University, and her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Indianapolis.