Chel Anderson


Chel has lived and worked in northeastern Minnesota since 1974. She began her career with the USFS on the Superior National Forest then transitioned to a consulting botanist, forest and plant ecologist. Before retiring to the rest of her life in 2019, she thrived for a couple decades as a lead plant ecologist and botanist with the Minnesota Biological Survey—responsible for planning, executing and coordinating the Survey‘s efforts in data collection, integration and interpretation; providing technical expertise on Minnesota‘s plant communities, flora and rare plants, communicating the Biological Survey‘s work and results and participating in regional landscape scale planning efforts. She is co-author with Adelheid Fischer of, North Shore—A Natural History of Minnesota‘s Superior Coast.


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