“Conversation With a Dipper,” published March 12, 2020, Entropy
“Know This Place,” published Aug. 16, 2018, Parks & Points
“This Is How Much,” published Summer 2018, Alpinist Magazine, Issue 62
“Looking at Weasels,” published Nov. 2017, Animal Literary Magazine
Other nonfiction writing
Letter to the Editor. Autumn 2018, Orion Magazine.
“The American Robin: My Least Favorite Bird.” September 2017, In The Air, Montana Woman Magazine.
“Afternoon with an American Dipper.” July 2017, In The Air, Montana Woman Magazine.
“Snow Geese at Freezeout Lake.” April 2017, In The Air, Montana Woman Magazine.
“Black-capped Chickadee.” February 2017, In The Air, Montana Woman Magazine.
“All About The Western Meadowlark,” aired on Montana Public Radio on May 22, 2016 on the Montana Natural History Center Field Notes segment.
“Townsend’s Solitaire: Soundtrack To Your Hike,” aired on Montana Public Radio on February 7, 2016 on the Montana Natural History Center Field Notes segment.
“Why I Climb.” posted Feb. 27, 2013, on OutdoorMindedMag.com
Presque Isle Bird Banding Blog (April- October 2011)
Here are the links to some of my favorite blog posts I wrote while I was interning with PA Audubon in Erie, Pennsylvania.
- “New Study Shows Blue Jays Roost Upside-Down.”
- “The Cutest Things Ever.”
- “Orioles vs. Yankees.”
- “Mom, this one’s for you.”
- “Blackpolls In the Mist.”
- “Things that go “plump-er-lunk” in the night!“
“Climbing Through Life.” 2009, The OWL (Ohio Wesleyan University).
“Bats in the Backyard.” 2009, The OWL (Ohio Wesleyan University).
“Fernandina Island.” 2009, Confiscated (Ohio Wesleyan University).
“Starfruit with Meredith.” 2009, Confiscated (Ohio Wesleyan University).
“Shoreline.” 2009, Confiscated (Ohio Wesleyan University).
“Banana Poems.” 2006, Confiscated (Ohio Wesleyan University).
Burtt, Edward H., Jr., Schroeder, Max R., Smith, Lauren A., Sroka, Jenna E., and McGraw, Kevin J. “Colourful parrot feathers resist bacterial degradation“. Biology Letters. 7.2. (2011): 214-216.
Summers, J.A., Nary, D., Lassmann, & Smith, L. (April, 2017). “What is Rural Resilience?” Poster presentation at the annual NARRTC conference in Alexandria, VA. See http://rtc.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/resilience-poster-2017-narrtc/.
Smith, L. ed. RTC:Rural, 2017. Advocacy Skill Building Toolkit. A toolkit for Centers for Independent Living and others to conduct workshops that use improv to introduce and develop advocacy skills in youth with disabilities.
For my second year of graduate school at The University of Montana, I was one of the co-editors of Camas: The Nature of the West, a literary magazine produced by the Environmental Studies graduate students at UM. Along with the fantastic Chandra Brown, my co-editor/conspirator/roommate, we produced two issues: Winter 2015 and Summer 2016.
Winter 2015: Movement
Summer 2016: Revolutions