Environmental Studies Faculty

Bridget Tracy

(530) 283-0202 ext. 308, btracy@frc.eduBridget Tracy headshot


  • M.S. University of California Davis, Hydrologic Sciences
  • B.S. University of California Berkeley, Forestry and Natural Resource Management
  • CA Registered Professional Forester #3209

Teaching Interests

Forestry, Soils, Geology, Geography, Environmental Science

Bridget Tracy has a split position, teaching Earth Science and Environmental Studies courses. She started on the faculty at Feather River College in 2012, after finishing her graduate degree working with the Tahoe Environmental Research Center at UC Davis. Bridget worked for many years teaching summer courses for UC Berkeley about Sierra Nevada ecology and forest management in Plumas County before she joined the faculty at FRC.  These days you can find her exploring and learning outside with her family, including her two young kids and her dog. 

Dana Flett

(530) 298-0202 ext. 262, dflett@frc.edu 


  • M.S. Colorado State University, Ecology
  • B.S. University of California Berkeley, Conservation and Resource Studies, Minor in Forestry and Natural Resources

Teaching Interests

Watershed Science, Restoration, Forestry, Ecology, Ecosystem Management, Data Collection and Analysis, Environmental Policy

Dana Flett has a split position, serving as a faculty member in the Environmental Studies and the Outdoor Recreation Programs at FRC. She first began working at FRC in 2011 as an advisor to the Sustainability Action Team and co-author of the District’s Sustainability Management Plan.  Dana has over a decade of experience teaching and mentoring students at the University of California Berkeley, Colorado State University, and Feather River College.  She has worked in the private, public, and non-profit sectors researching ecological processes and managing ecosystems.  Prior to FRC, she worked as a Restoration Ecologist and Project Manager at Plumas Corporation, a local non-profit specializing in watershed restoration throughout the Sierra Nevada.  Her research and educational outreach has taken her across the western US, South America, and Europe.  Dana enjoys rock climbing, backcountry skiing, kayaking, mountain biking, making art, and spending the sunset hours in her garden.

Director of Forest Health and Fuels Programs

Jon Dvorak

(530)283-0202 ext 362, jdvorak@frc.edu 


  • B.S. University of California Berkeley, Forestry and Natural Resource Management

Teaching Interests

Forestry, Wildland Fire, Prescribed Fire

Since 2020, Jon has been working to manage the ~ 450-acre campus forested landscape and teaches students about forest management and prescribed fire. After arriving at FRC he has reinvigorated the prescribed fire program and conducts underburns on the campus each year to increase campus forest resilience and train students in applied fire skills. He comes to FRC after a career working for Berkeley Forests and working at the USFS's Fire and Environment Research and Applications Team. He has decades of experience studying the forests of the Sierra Nevada and planning and conducting large-scale prescribed fires, as well as working as a wildland firefighter. He enjoys traveling, being outside, hiking with his family, and fly fishing. 

Hatchery Director

Adam Fuller

(530)283-0202 ext. 224, afuller@frc.edu

Adam FullerEducation

  • Ph.D.  University of Alabama, Biology
  • M.S.  Northeastern University, Marine Biology
  • B.S.  University of Tennessee, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Teaching Interests

Aquaculture, Aquatic biology, Animal behavior, Ecology

Adam Fuller has a split position at Feather River College, teaching in the Environmental Studies Program and managing our on campus fish hatchery. Adam arrived at FRC in 2015 after completing his Ph.D. research on the social interactions of fishes.  He has maintained a wide variety of temperate and tropical fish species in captivity, and has studied aquatic biology in a variety of habitats including the streams and swamps of the southeastern United States, coastal California and Massachusetts, Central American lakes, and the tropical South Pacific.

Instructional Assistant

Hayden Lampe


Hayden Lampe has been brought on to serve as the Instructional Assistant for the Environmental Studies department. Hayden is especially motivated to fill this need at FRC because she was once a student here, graduating with degrees in Environmental Studies and Outdoor Recreation Leadership. Hayden chose to remain in Plumas County after graduation and worked for three seasons at the Feather River Resource Conservation District. There, she was involved in projects related to reforestation, riparian restoration, fuels reduction and prescribed fire. Her roles included serving as a forestry technician, crew lead, and most recently, a fuels technician. Beyond her academic and professional pursuits, Hayden finds joy in the outdoors. She can often be found hiking, swimming, or backcountry skiing. Hayden also enjoys gardening and cooking for her friends and family.

Associate Faculty

Jessie Mazar



M.S. University of Vermont, Food Systems

Teaching Interests

Regenerative agriculture, community engagement, crop production

Jessie Mazar has been an instructor with the FRC Ecological Farming Certificate Program since it's launch in 2019. She has a background in regenerative agriculture, community food initiatives, and teaching in the food system, with a concentration in experiential learning. She is the Executive Director for Lost Sierra Food Project and works on a two-acre farm in Quincy called Rugged Roots Farm. 

Don Fregulia 

Teaching Interests

Don is an FRC alumnus and a wildland fire professional. Today, he works as the FMO (Fire Management Officer) on the Beckwourth District of the Plumas National Forest and generously comes back to FRC to help instruct wildland fire training courses and to provide students the appropriate training to receive NWCG certifications to help accelerate their careers in wildland fire.

Bethany Rouse


B.S. in Environmental Science and Management

Beth started teaching courses for the Ecological Farming Certificate in the Environmental Studies program in 2023. She first started working with FRC in 2019 teaching community courses on basic rock climbing skills for the Outdoor Recreation and Leadership program. Beth received a B.S. in Environmental Science and Management in 2019 and has been farming and gardening at a variety of locations since she was a child. Previously, she worked at the Plumas County Fire Safe Council as the Outreach Coordinator for forestry and fire-related community programs. In conjunction with teaching at FRC, Beth is a Watershed Restoration Project Manager for Plumas Corporation. Outside of work, Beth can be found taking her dog on walks, painting, and whistling. 

Michelle Fulton


  • MA University of California Santa Barbara, Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology
  • BA University of California Santa Barbara, Environmental Biology

Michelle Fulton has taught Biology, Botany, Forestry and Environmental Studies courses for the last 20 years at a variety of colleges. Her graduate research was focused on pollination biology. She recently retired from teaching to be able to spend more time on her small farm in Meadow Valley and to help manage the Feather River Food Cooperative. Michelle is a passionate supporter of sustainable food systems and regenerative farming systems.  She has spent many years building her small farm, Fulhat Farm, into a viable organic dairy goat, chicken and honey bee operation. She gladly comes out of retirement to share her passion for farming and sustainable food systems with the EcoFarming program at Feather River College. When not working on the farm or at the CoOp Michelle enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, surfing and following the spring bloom.

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