Joseph M. Guthrie is the Survey Coordinator for the Virginia Working Landscapes program of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia. VWL’s monitoring and research efforts are central to its mission to promote conservation through community engagement and education. As survey coordinator, Guthrie functions as a liaison between SCBI, citizen scientists, landowners, research collaborators and agency/NGO partners. Through VWL, Guthrie is pursuing new research projects on the ecology of Virginia’s native orchids and on the movement ecology of native carnivores. Prior to joining the Smithsonian he co-lead the Florida Wildlife Corridor project, and did a stint as Conservation Biologist for the Charlottesville-based landscape design firm, Nelson Byrd Woltz. Joe is a native of Henry County, Kentucky, and now lives in Washington, Virginia.