Prior to joining SBC, Jennifer worked in the private sector for an environmentally sustainable, smart growth, real estate development project spanning 450 acres in the Sierra foothills community of Grass Valley. She was responsible for the project’s entitlement process, business strategy and environmental review process.
Her governmental experience includes serving as a chief advisor to the Secretary of the California Resources Agency to influence state policy development for California Department of Parks and Recreation and the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. She contributed to setting strategic direction for land acquisition policies as a board member of three state conservancies: Tahoe Conservancy, Baldwin Hills Conservancy, San Gabriel and Lower LA Rivers and Mountains Conservancy. She has also represented the Agency in the California Wild & Scenic River Interagency efforts to move forward collaborative policy development.
Jennifer also worked as a policy analyst for Friends of the River, California’s statewide river conservation organization. She advanced river conservation goals by managing Federal hydropower relicensing processes for hydropower projects across the entire state of California and by lobbying in the California legislature and Washington D.C. for river conservation and energy legislation.
Following the Seasons: Veggies for your Sierra Garden
It may only be February, but it’s not too early to start thinking about your summer vegetable garden!
If you are growing vegetables in the Sierra foothills or Reno, it’s worth keeping in mind that many vegetables can be grown outside during even the coldest winter months.
However, with March only a few days away, let’s dive into what you can already start planting for the spring and summer.More