Dovetail Partners Expands Team to Include Ecologist

New associate brings 15 years of field biology experience


(Mpls, MN) – Dovetail Partners announces the addition of Dr. Sarah Stai as Associate Ecologist.  Dr. Stai has over 15 years of experience as a field biologist, research scientist, educator, and consultant; including work in diverse landscapes, from the prairie potholes of Manitoba to the Brazilian Pantanal.


“Sarah’s experience and expertise adds an expanded dimension to the Dovetail team, including her work with waterfowl and wading bird ecology, wetland buffer dynamics, aquatic plant ecology, and grassland and tropical forest biodiversity,” says Kathryn Fernholz, Executive Director.


Upon transitioning from academia to consulting, Sarah applied her analytical and communications skills to environmental impact assessments, regulatory compliance, and sustainable development education programs involving innovative stormwater management, green building, and conservation design.


“My work has included analysis of wildlife impacts for proposed wind farms, watershed restoration and outreach planning, environmental review and permitting for biofuel production, and research and development of innovative treatment for industrial wastewater,” says Stai.


Dr. Stai’s current interests include land use, water resources, renewable energy, and sustainable agriculture.  Sarah is self-employed as a freelance writer and editor and an ecological and educational consultant.  She earned a BS in Ecology from the University of Minnesota and a PhD in Ecology from the University of Miami.  She is a Certified Ecologist with the Ecological Society of America and a LEED Accredited Professional through the U.S. Green Building Council.