March 10, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
  • Zoom Video Conference

Early Career Conservationists of Sonoma County: Mentors Panel Discussion

The Laguna Foundation is bringing together Sasha Berleman, Ph.D. (Audubon Canyon Ranch), Kathleen Marsh (Ag + Open Space), Jamie Nakama (LandPaths) and Neal Ramus (Sonoma Land Trust) for a discussion moderated by Margaret Boeger (Pepperwood Preserve) on tips for building a green career and the role of mentorship in environmental work. From young staff members, to teen program participants, to community volunteers - these panelists improve our planet for future generations by empowering people to take action and progress in their work, communities and world.

There is no charge for this event, which is made possible by the voters of Sonoma County who fund the work of Ag + Open Space with a quarter-cent sales tax.

CLICK HERE for details and to register for the event

Dr. Sasha Berleman Ph.D., Director of ACR's Fire Forward program, is working to lead a change in the way we live with fire in the Bay Area. With her team, Sasha plans and organizes cooperative controlled burns and leads community efforts around fire management. Sasha served as an invited cadre member for the development and validation of the CA State Certified Burn Boss curriculum. She earned her doctorate in wildland fire science from University of California at Berkeley focusing on prescribed fire use for restoration of ecosystem health. Sasha is a Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX) coach and leader and a wildland firefighter with Fire Effects Monitoring, Squad Boss, Crew Boss, Firing Boss, and Incident Commander qualifications. She was a member of the 2017 and 2018 Redding Interagency Hotshot Crew and still details with them every summer. Sasha is a board member of American Wildfire Experience, Bay Area Prescribed Fire Council, and Central Coast Prescribed Fire Council.

To learn more about ACR's Fire Forward, click here.