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Lynn Overtree – Stewardship Manager  •  (831) 429-6116 ext. 305

Lynn has had a life-long love of nature. Her first conservation work was with wolves during high school. She received her bachelor’s degree in zoology from Humboldt State University in 1987 and initially worked on wildlife research projects, including elk, endangered birds, western pond turtles and desert tortoises.

In 1990, she began working in wildland management as a riparian restoration intern on The Nature Conservancy’s Kern River Preserve. When the preserve transferred ownership in late 1997, she came to Monterey Bay to manage the 5,000-acre Palo Corona Ranch for a private individual. She spent 11 years managing this and additional lands for The Big Sur Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy and the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District.

For the past twenty years Lynn has focused on wildland management. She enjoys bringing together the various elements that create a healthy landscape – research, surveys, grazing, invasive species control, repair and maintenance, neighbor relations and visitation. The Land Trust offers wonderful opportunities to continue this work.

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