Mary Adelzadeh, Program Director

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Mary joined the Partnership as program director in September 2012. The program director provides leadership in outreach to key partners and funders to expand engagement and to secure funding support for program activities.

Mary has extensive experience working with tribal, federal, and state governments, as well as non-governmental organizations. Mary’s career has focused on working with diverse groups to collaboratively conserve natural and cultural resources. Mary previously served as the Environmental Director of the North Fork Mono Rancheria, a tribe located in the Southern Sierras. She also worked for the Bureau of Land Management and was involved in a BLM training program dedicated to building successful community-based partnerships. More recently, Mary served as a Land Conservation Specialist for the Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council, where I worked to preserve and enhance PG&E-owned watershed lands in California for diverse public benefits.

Mary earned a Master of Science degree in Resource Policy and Behavior, specializing in Conservation Biology and Ecosystem Management, from the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan. Mary also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Biology and Management from the University of California, Davis.

Fiscal Sponsor – Trust for Conservation Innovation

In 2014, the Blue Ridge-Berryessa Partnership transferred to a new fiscal sponsor – the Trust for Conservation Innovation (TCI). TCI oversees the financial, administrative, and legal aspects of managing a nonprofit, so we can focus on what’s really important — our mission.

As our fiscal sponsor, TCI provides:

  • An administrative infrastructure so that we can stay focused on strategy and programs.
  • Tax-exempt nonprofit status so that donors can receive tax-deductions for their charitable contributions
  • A comprehensive suite of back-office support and consultation services, that ensure compliance with current legal and financial regulations.

Contact Info:

Trust for Conservation Innovation
150 Post Street, Suite 342
San Francisco, CA 94108
tel: 415-421-3774