Sabrina Kleinman has over 10 years of experience in natural resource management and biology. She is also a certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner through the Society of Ecological Restoration. 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, helping with recreational use in the San Gorgonio Wilderness, leading to her pursuit of 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 Resource 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 a skilled geospatial analyst, with experience in managing Access Databases and developing real-time data collection tools for a wide variety of field survey projects. She is also a skilled ecologist and environmental planner, with experience in project facilitation, resource consultations with land management agencies, and preparing environmental compliance documents and permitting applications.