Sterling joins the DRC WildCorps halfway through the season with hopes of complimenting and contributing-to an already impressive team of desert restorators. This is his ﬁfth SCA endeavor but ﬁrst purely-restoration experience after primarily trail-maintenance crews. He looks forward to expanding his pallete of conservation techniques as well as practicing data collection and mapping. Sterling grew up in Maine, went to school in New York, moved to Los Angeles and then Portland, Oregon before going to work on the nation’s public lands. In his free time Sterling enjoys reading, writing, making art, eating, live music and traveling.