sagegrouse icon Meet the people who make CSR go 'round

Our employees are passionate about our products and services, and believe that our work is not just a job but a lifestyle. CSR, Inc. is a drug-free workplace and is dedicated to safety both on and off the job. Read further to find out more about our team members.


Starla Starla Paulsen - Owner, President
Starla is one of three principal owners of Conservation Seeding & Restoration, Inc. She presently works as a research scientist when she is not attending to the financial and administrative needs of CSR, Inc. Starla holds a Master of Science degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition with a Food Microbiology emphasis. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Sciences with a minor in Human Nutrition.
Steven Steven Paulsen - CEO, Restoration Ecologist
Steven is one of three principal owners of CSR, Inc. He oversees all aspects of Conservation Seeding & Restoration, Inc. operations. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management. Steven has worked in restoration, conservation, and land stewardship since acquiring his degree. Before starting CSR, Inc. he worked for Conservation Land Stewardship and Applied Ecological Services, Inc., two restoration companies that were instrumental in forming a passion for the work he does today with CSR, Inc.
Kevin Kevin Osborne - Logistics and Operations Manager
Kevin is one of three principal owners of CSR, Inc. He is our man on the ground and is responsible for the supervision of all work crews and their crew foremen. Kevin has worked for over fifteen years in the landscape and restoration field and has been involved in nursery management, landscaping, equipment operation, and tree field management. He has taken horticulture training at the College of Southern Idaho and is licensed and certified in the operation of hydro-seeding equipment.
Liza Liza Harrison - Accountant/Controller
With over twenty years' worth of experience in bookkeeping & accounting, Liza brings to CSR a wealth of knowledge. She graduated from Burley High School and attended both ISU and CSI.Liza has four children, five grandsons and a cocker spaniel. An Air-Force "brat", Liza has lived in Italy and Japan and loves to travel. She also loves to go boating, golfing, bike riding, and camping.
Gary Gary Henning - IT Department Manager
With over twenty years in the IT industry, Gary brings a lot of experience to CSR. Gary holds an AA from the College of Southern Idaho, and holds Microsoft and Citrix certifications.

Fleet & Equipment Maintenance

Aaron Aaron Harrington - Fleet Mechanic
Aaron is our shop/maintenance manager and is charged with keeping our ever growing fleet of vehicles and equipment running trouble free. Other duties include the fabrication of job specific vehicles and equipment, and researching new technologies to be implemented into CSR, Inc. to aid in the overall efficiency of the company. Aaron has 6 years experience in the field of vegetation management and currently holds Ag Herbicide licenses in 5 states. He also has 12 years experience in the field of general shop labor and equipment maintenance.

Natural Resources

No Picture Stephen Joy - GIS Manager
Tailor Tailor Sponcey - Biologist
Tailor Sponcey grew up in Fallon Nevada and graduated high school in 2006. He then moved to Reno Nevada and attended University of Nevada Reno majoring in wildlife ecology. He has experience working with the Nevada Waterfowl Association as well as U.S Fishing Wildlife Service aiding in plant and animal studies. Tailor has a strong passion for wildlife and the outdoors as well as the techniques that are used to conserve both.

Construction & Stewardship


Wyoming Regional Office

Barbara Barbara Murcray - Wyoming Regional Manager
A Colorado native and long time Wyoming resident, Barbara and her husband have raised three sons in Rock Springs. Prior to joining CSR, Inc. she was a field secretary for Questar Corp. She has also worked for Trona Valley CFCU as a bank teller and City Market/Jubilee Foods as a cashier and Customer Relations Manager.
No Picture Jason Will - Wyoming Field Specialist
No Picture Tom Chilcote - Wyoming Field Specialist

Idaho Regional Office

Butch Butch Nolan - Idaho Regional Manager
Butch grew up in Billings Montana. He went to the College of Southern Idaho and University of Utah, where he played baseball. Butch enjoys the outdoors - fishing and hunting - and watching his three children playing sports. He comes to CSR from 21 years in the construction and stucco business.

Design, Marketing, & Sales (DMS)

Lance Lance Bennett - Bid Coordinator
Lance is responsible for the oversight and management of all stewardship and construction activities within the state of Idaho including data collection, noxious weed control, wildlife habitat restoration, installation, and general maintenance. He is licensed as a Professional Applicator in the Agricultural Herbicide and Lawn Safety categories. Lance attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst studying Human Impact on the Environment. He also has eight years experience in the landscaping field and has worked within the Bureau of Land Management as a rangeland aide.
Michelle Michelle Bennett - Internet Marketing Coordinator
After years of personal blogging success, Michelle has joined the CSR, Inc. team to head the social media aspect of the business. This includes, but is not limited to, the CSR Blog, Twitter and Facebook. Michelle is passionate about "Saving the Planet" and enjoys the opportunity to spread the word about native plants. When she is not busy caring for her growing family, you will find her sitting at her sewing machine, busy with a paintbrush, or out and about with her camera.

Seed & Plant Production

Rich Rich Drick - Seed Department Manager
Rich provides support and implementation for all of the stewardship, monitoring and habitat restoration projects in Idaho, as well as operates the Idaho Farm. He is licensed as a Professional Applicator in the Agricultural Herbicide and Lawn Safety categories. Rich graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in Recreation Outdoor Leadership. After working for Outward Bound as mountaineering, rock climbing and kayak guide he became lead facilitator for the College of Southern Idaho’s ropes course. While working for the Idaho DEQ he wrote his masters thesis on motivations for participation in the federal 319 program.



Conservation Seeding & Restoration, Inc.

PO Box 800

Kimberly, ID 83341

(208) 423-4835



319 Main Street North

Kimberly, ID 83341

(208) 423-4835


Rock Springs

860 Powerhouse Road

Rock Springs, WY 82901

(307) 352-2985