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Our Staff

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.


Cordi CraigCordi Craig - Coordinator for the Yuba-Bear Burn Cooperative

Cordi Craig is Coordinator for the Yuba-Bear Burn Cooperative, and will keep up the education and training efforts of the group started by SFL's Jamie Erwin. Cordi is also the Conservation Project Coordinator at Placer Resource Conservation District where she primarily works on landowner assistance, fuels reduction, and prescribed burning. This winter, she helped coordinate an 11-acre burn in Iowa Hill and several prescribed burn workshops for Placer County residents. She became interested in fire after receiving her graduate degree in soil ecology from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2019. Craving more physical work after her academic career, she worked as a wildland firefighter in Colorado and Nevada. Since moving back to Nevada County two years ago, she has volunteered on several burns with the YBBC and is excited to help lead the group.