Wildlife Habitat Restoration Coordinator
(540) 347-2334 ext. 7051
October Greenfield joined PEC’s staff in September 2021 as our wildlife habitat restoration coordinator. Her work includes executing a diverse portfolio of wildlife habitat restoration projects, leading community-based conservation efforts, and promoting landowner engagement.
With a passion for avian conservation, October has worked on a variety of research projects, studying species such as peregrine falcons, red-headed woodpeckers, American kestrels, barn owls, and more. She has extensive experience in environmental education for all ages. Prior to joining PEC, she worked with regional partners including Friends of the Rappahannock, Smithsonian’s Virginia Working Landscapes and Shenandoah National Park. October is also an avid conservation photographer, with work published in several magazines and featured on the Smithsonian Institution website.
October grew up in southeastern South Dakota and graduated from South Dakota State University with a B.S. in Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences. She completed a Master’s degree in Global Sustainability from Virginia Tech in 2021. In her spare time, October enjoys hiking, camping, reading, and horseback riding.