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The Conservation Advocate – East Bay and Northern California is responsible for providing conservation advocacy on projects for the CNPS-EB and supporting the state office’s conservation priorities in Northern California. Reporting to CNPS’ Conservation Program Director in Sacramento and working closely with CNPS-EB’s Conservation Committee, the Conservation Advocate works to build public support for native plant conservation in the East Bay and Northern California, including developing and implementing advocacy strategies, building and strengthening diverse partnerships, and educating the public and stakeholders about plant conservation challenges in the region.

A focus of the position is developing and communicating advocacy positions and best practices for ecologically-beneficial vegetation management to local land managers and fire agencies, and to state agencies concerned with forestry and vegetation fuel management.

Based in the East Bay, the position includes up to three days per week (60% time) working in the East Bay, with regular trips to the CNPS state office in Sacramento, and frequent travel to field sites, including CNPS and stakeholder meetings throughout Alameda County and Contra Costa County and elsewhere in Northern California.

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