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Susan Britting - Executive Director Sue Britting

Susan Britting has been with Sierra Forest Legacy since 1998 serving first as the primary science and policy consultant, and in July 2012 she assumed the role of Executive Director.

She received her doctorate in biology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1992. After working with the Forest Service for four years in forest planning, Susan left to become a science and policy consultant to non-profit organizations. Her primary area of interest is habitat planning in the Sierra Nevada, although her interests in policy development extend statewide. Her consulting services have included advising on implementation of federal and state environmental policies, analysis of management plans, habitat analysis using a geographic information system (GIS), and database development for natural resource management. She has been an active volunteer with the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) serving as a board member at the chapter and state level since 1993. Susan also has been an active volunteer and board member for a local land trust in the Sierra Nevada foothills previously serving since 1995. She served as a Governor-appointed member of the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection for seven years.

Jamie Ervin – Fire Restoration Advocate

Jamie ErvinJamie joined Sierra Forest Legacy's staff in 2017. Based in Nevada City, he works to promote ecologically-sound fire management in forest systems throughout the Sierra Nevada through public policy, land management planning, and advocacy.

Prior to his current role, Jamie worked with SFL for two years as a campaign organizer focused on roadless area protection and forest planning in the central and southern Sierra. Jamie holds a Master’s of Science in Natural Resources from the University of Vermont, as a well as a Master’s of Environmental Law & Policy from Vermont Law School. His graduate research explored forest structure in old growth montane cove forests throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains through LiDAR analysis. Prior to graduate school, he worked with private landowners on land protection and stewardship projects with the land trust Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy in Asheville, NC. Jamie spends his free time rock climbing, playing bluegrass music, and exploring public lands throughout California.


Greg Suba – Conservation Biologist

Greg SubaGreg joined Sierra Forest Legacy in 2020 and is primarily engaged in working with consensus-driven stakeholder groups to increase the pace and scale of forest restoration in the Sierra Nevada.

He graduated with degrees in biology and music from Duke University, and received a Masters in Marine Science from UNC-Chapel Hill. Since moving to California in 1990, Greg has conducted early genomic research on west coast seagrass populations, surveyed forest inventory plots in many of California's national forests, performed bioassessments of Sierra Nevada foothill streams, and developed outdoor education and stewardship programs with local watershed groups. Prior to joining SFL, Greg directed the Conservation Program at the California Native Plant Society from 2009-2019. He is from St. Louis, MO and still visits often.


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