Ryan Burnett is the Sierra Nevada Director for Point Blue Conservation Science, a Petaluma, CA based NGO. His work focuses on understanding the ecology of and improving conservation outcomes for the Sierra Nevada ecosystem. Ryan is particularly interested in habitat restoration and using birds as indicators to guide and evaluate land management and conservation decisions, working closely with a diverse suite of partners. Ryan and his team work to develop effective strategies for bridging the gap between science and managers to ensure effective resource management and improved conservation outcomes of this iconic ecosystem. In recent years, his team has focused on developing climate smart approaches to restoration and land conservation. He currently leads the Sierra Meadows Partnership, a large collaborative working to restore and protect 30,000 acres of Sierra Nevada meadows by 2030. After graduating from UC Davis with a degree in Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology, Ryan accepted an internship with Point Blue in the fledgling tidal marsh project in 1997 and found his way to the Sierra Nevada in 2000 where he has been ever since.
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- F16: Is Your Land Trust Climate-Smart? Building Climate Resilience into Land Conservation through the Power of Partnership
September 09, 2023
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM