Conservation Planning Manager
Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District
- Karen Gaffney leads landscape scale initiatives related to watershed assessment, climate change and conservation prioritization. She grew up on a sheep ranch in Philo and her family farmed in Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley in the 1800s. A graduate of U.C Berkeley, she has a Master’s degree in biology from Sonoma State University, is a Switzer Environmental Leadership Fellow and is the principal author of local and regional guides to watershed assessment and ecological restoration.