Sabrina Kleinman has over 12 years of experience in natural resource management, GIS analysis, and biology. She is a certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner through the Society of Ecological Restoration and active in the Rocky Mountain chapter. She graduated from the University of Redlands in California in 2002 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology studying molecular and cellular biology. Her avid interest in the outdoors led her to volunteer with the U.S. Forest Service, where she supported recreational use management for the San Gorgonio Wilderness. This work eventually led to pursue a Master of Forestry degree from the Northern Arizona School of Forestry in 2009. There she studied ecosystem ecology, with particular interested in air resource impacts on the long-term health and sustainability of forest and riparian systems.
Prior to work in the private sector, Ms. Kleinman worked for the U.S. Forest Service’s Rocky Mountain Research Station in Flagstaff, studying the impacts of forest management treatments on soil biology, nutrient cycling, and plant diversity. She conducted geospatial analyses for the Arizona Cooperative Extension Forest Health Program to monitor pinyon-juniper woodland health, bark beetle outbreaks, and drought impacts. Another key task of her time with the Extension was managing the creation and development of the Climate, Forests, and Woodlands Community of Practice with natural eesource Cooperative Extension professionals across the country.
Since entering the private sector in 2012, she has managed a wide variety of environmental planning and riparian restoration projects. Her role was responsible for developing site information and planting plans, managing NEPA compliance projects, managing field crews for vegetation surveys, and developing natural resource planning documents for clients. Ms. Kleinman is an accomplished geospatial analyst, with experience developing novel habitat modeling tools to aid management decisions and developing real-time data collection tools for field survey projects. She is an experienced field professional with training in AIM and NRI protocols for rangelands, native plant identification for the Colorado Plateau and Rocky Mountain regions.