Micheli named Local Hero by Bay Nature
Bay Nature’s Local Hero Awards recognize three individuals in our community whose efforts foster understanding and preservation of the natural world of the San Francisco Bay Area. The 2018 awards will be presented at Bay Nature’s Local Hero Awards Dinner in San Francisco on Sunday, March 25, 2018. Dr. Lisa Micheli is our 2018 Local Hero for Environmental Education.
Dr. Lisa Micheli is the founding executive director of Pepperwood, a 3200-acre sanctuary for hundreds of plant and animal species in the Mayacamas Mountains northwest of Santa Rosa. Originally trained in watershed science, Lisa has pioneered a program of long-term monitoring of ecosystem health at the preserve, coordinated a team to create climate modeling tools that can project impacts on Bay Area ecosystems, and engaged land and water managers throughout the Bay Area in discussions of climate adaptation strategies. Thanks to Lisa’s efforts, Pepperwood has been recognized by the National Science Foundation as a field station of global significance.