Resource Conservation Partners (RCP), a non-profit organization formed in 2009 to focus on habitat restoration and enhancement of open spaces throughout Ventura County, has hired Jessica Morrison as the agency’s new Executive Director. RCP projects improve water quality and reduce wildfire hazards through the removal of invasive, non-native plants in collaboration with organizations such as conservancy groups, state parks and local public agencies as well as community members. Information is available at www.resourceconservationpartners.org.
Morrison brings a broad range of diverse industry experience as well as a passion for restoring and protecting our environment combined with a genuine ability to bring together nature enthusiasts, sustainability stewards and partner organizations throughout Ventura County. Morrison received her BA in English from Cal State Northridge and earned her Executive Master’s degree for Sustainability Leadership from Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability.
RCP Board Member Dr. Sean Anderson says, “We’re grateful to have Jessica bring her experience and leadership to Resource Conservation Partners to nurture our brand, develop new projects, and create a coalition of passionate stakeholders.”
Community members are invited to volunteer at the upcoming RCP habitat restoration and conservation project February 17, 9am to noon, at the Ventura Wildlife Ponds removing non-native ice plant (sign up required Ventura Wildlife Ponds registration.)
New board members:
Sean Anderson, PhD is a broadly trained ecologist and conservation biologist who works on a variety of coastal zone management issues across California, Louisiana, the South Pacific, and Middle East. Anderson received his Bachelor’s degree from UCSB, Ph.D. from UCLA, and was a postdoctoral and then research fellow at Stanford University before moving to Ventura County to help launch CSU Channel Islands, where he chairs the Environmental Science and Resource Management Program.
Todd Kaufman, Realtor and Marketing Specialist is a licensed Realtor, providing great insight in both marketing and real estate for Resource Conservation Partners’ growth.
Eileen Guettler, is a Habitat Restoration and Environmental Educator with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies with an emphasis in Restoration and Conservation from Sonoma State University. She volunteers as the Garden Coordinator for Pierpont Elementary School in Ventura where she teaches organic gardening and healthy eating.
Damian Bourguet is a licensed Realtor and outdoor enthusiast with a deep appreciation for maintaining open spaces in Ventura County for all generations.
Erik Eiser is a Ventura County native with experience in regulatory oversight, environmental surveillance and designing Hollywood sound stages. As an accomplished photographer, he brings a different vision to each genre he shoots and is especially interested in preservation of native coast lines while maintaining public access.
RCP collaborates with organizations such as conservancy groups, state parks and local public agencies as well as community members. Projects are funded directly through state programs and grants; operational expenses are sought to be covered by private sponsorships and donations. Visit at www.resourceconservationpartners.org.