Karen is Extension Forestry Professor and Specialist at UNH Cooperative Extension, where she has been helping people care for their woodlots since 1979. She specializes in forest management on private lands, providing education to landowners, land managers, conservation volunteers, and public decision-makers. She helps lead New Hampshire’s county forester program and is pleased to have been the project manager and editor for Good Forestry in the Granite State.
She has served on the boards of the Beaver Brook Association, Project Learning Tree, the Monadnock Conservancy, and the NH Board of Licensure for Foresters, and in leadership roles with many professional forestry organizations.
She lives with her husband, Andras Lazar, in Antrim. Her favorite activities are tending her vegetable, fruit, and flower gardens, and spending time outdoors with her grandson, Milo.