Teresa Benson has served as the Forest Supervisor of the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument since 2018. Teresa’s leadership focuses on sustainable natural resources, while also managing for a safe and enjoyable experience for staff, volunteers, partners and the visiting public. Priority areas include fuels management, restoration of fire-impacted landscapes, and providing quality visitor services.
As Sequoia Stewardship and Restoration Manager, Tim Borden serves as property manager for all lands held by Save The Redwoods League in the giant sequoia range.
Dr. Christy Brigham
Dr. Christy Brigham leads the Resources Management and Science Division at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, which includes the second-oldest national park unit in the country.
Kevin Conway oversees the CAL FIRE Demonstration State Forest Program, through which approximately 70,000 acres of forestland are managed for sustainable timber production, research, and recreation.
Denise England is the Grants and Resources Manager for the County of Tulare Resource Management Agency.
Gretchen Fitzgerald is the Ecosystem Staff Officer of the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument. In her role, Gretchen focuses on supporting the districts and her staff to manage giant sequoia groves, maintain Pacific Fisher habitat, conduct meadow restoration, reduce hazardous fuels, and restore forests that have burned in wildfires.
Gabe Garcia has served as field manager of the federal Bureau of Land Management’s Bakersfield Field Office since 2013. The office manages 600,000 acres of public surface in eight counties and about 1.3 million acres of subsurface minerals statewide.
William J. Garfield
William J. Garfield served as Chairman of the Tule River Tribe in 2021 and previously served as Vice Chairman. As Chairman, Garfield’s primary focus is to ensure the long-term stability for the Tribe’s members, government and business enterprises.
Danielle Gerhart has been acting as Central Valley District superintendent since December 2020.
Linnea Hardlund’s role in Save The Redwoods League’s Science and Research program takes her into the giant sequoia range frequently, often to the League’s two Sierra properties, Alder Creek and Red Hill.
Eli Ilano has served as the Forest Supervisor for the Tahoe National Forest since 2016. In this role, he oversees 871,495 acres of national forestland across six counties in the Sierra, including the Placer Big Trees Grove, the northernmost grove of Giant Sequoia.
Clay Jordan has been serving as Superintendent of Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park since November of 2020.
Rob York works at the intersection of forest science and management. His scientific work explores novel approaches to the design of silvicultural treatments, or forest cutting plans, that are guided by how forests naturally experience disturbances such as wildfires.