State Director, Nevada
Las Vegas, NV
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Conservation, Outdoor recreation, Nonprofits, Law, Environmental law, Transportation, Sustainability
Mauricia Baca returned to The Nature Conservancy in Nevada as State Director in November 2020 after previously serving as the chapter’s Truckee River Project Director and Southern Nevada Project Director from 2005-2009.
Since 2010, she served as the Executive Director of Get Outdoors Nevada, formerly known as the Outside Las Vegas Foundation. Baca also serves as Chair of the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Advisory Council, and as a member on the Transportation Resource Advisory Committee for the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, and the City of Henderson's Park and Recreation Board. In June 2020, she was appointed to serve as a member of the State of Nevada's Advisory Board on Outdoor Recreation.
Prior to coming to Nevada, Baca served as a trial attorney in the United States Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division for four years. While in law school, she interned for groups such as the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Environmental Defense Fund. She has worked as a community organizer advocating for mass transit with the New York Public Interest Research Group, and she served a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon after graduating from Vassar College.