Sam Williams

Project Manager

Sam Williams joined Sustainable Conservation to enhance the programmatic work of the Soil Health program. Soil health has the potential to play an outsized role in conserving and protecting California’s valuable water resources, but growers face many challenges to the adoption of soil health practices. Sam will bring his project management, communication, and convening background to bear to help California growers steward their land in ways that ensure clean and abundant waters for the communities who need them most, while increasing farm resilience to extreme weather and drought events.

Sam graduated from Colorado College with a degree in Environmental Policy and, following several years of work in large landscape and collaborative conservation in western Montana, later received an MSc in Environmental Management from the University of Innsbruck, Austria. With subsequent roles focusing on ecosystem services and safeguarding nature and people in large infrastructure projects in global biodiversity hotspots, Sam is excited to ground himself deeply California’s Central Coast and San Joaquin Valley agricultural systems. In his free time, Sam enjoys moving in the great outdoors, whether by skis, surfboard, bike, or rope.

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