Environment and Sustainability Advisory Council

After the Fire's leaders convened the Environment and Sustainability Advisory Council (ESAC) back in 2018 to bring conservation and resilience organizations together in the greater North Bay to share best practices and identify opportunities to collaborate together to advocate and  strengthen networks.

The ESAC is working to:

  1. Articulate a vision of healthy lands, across forests, working lands and the urban environment.
  2. Develop resilience in the form of building and strengthening human networks.
  3. Design incentive programs for private landowners.

Craig Anderson, Landpaths

Sasha Berleman, Audubon Canyon Ranch

Tosha Comendant, Pepperwood Preserve

Caitlin Cornwall, Sonoma Ecology Center

Blanca Escobedo, Greenbelt Alliance

Will Evans, Clear Lake Environmental Research Center

Gretchen Hayes, Napa Firewise Foundation

Lucas Patzek, Napa Resource Conservation District

Valerie Minton Quinto, Sonoma County Resource Conservation District

Joe Scriven, Mendocino Resource Conservation District

Anna Yip, County of Sonoma

Not pictured:

Ann Baker, Taking Action for Living Systems

Kim Batchelder, Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District

Deanne DiPietro, Conservation Biology Institute

Caryl Hart, AG and Open Space Advisor

Susan Haydon, Sonoma Water

Melanie Parker, Sonoma County Regional Parks

Virginia Mahacek, WRA

Jason Mills, WRA

Sashi Sabaratnam, UC Cooperative Extension

Caerleon Safford, County of Sonoma