Joe Edmiston, Executive Director, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy

Chuck Kopczak, Curator of Ecology, California Science Center

Loraine Washburn, Conservation Botanist and Laboratory Manager, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Participants & projects: Southern California

(Above) Terria Smith, Roundhouse Director, Heyday


A project planning workshop was held in Los Angeles on February 26, 2016. Several ideas are being developed in consultation with the Advisory Committee. Details will be posted here.


Organizations represented on the Advisory Committee

(As of  February 1, 2016. Meetings with several other organizations are scheduled.)

Autry National Center for the American West

Botanic Gardens Conservation International – US

California Science Center

California State Parks, Angeles District

Claremont University Consortium, Bernard Biological Field Station

Descanso Gardens

Heyday (nonprofit book publisher)

InterEnvironment Institute

Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail

Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanic Gardens

Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Old Spanish National Historic Trail

Pitzer College, Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Rivers and Mountains Conservancy

Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

University of Southern California

Further information:
Ted Trzyna, project director: Ted_Trzyna [at]


February 2016 workshop

Elisabeth Kersten, Board of Trustees,  InterEnvironment Institute, and Mark Bouman, Chicago Region Program Director, Field Museum, Chicago

(Left) Su Oh, Director of Programs, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

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