Headshot, Sasha Gennet
Sasha Gennet Headshot, Sasha Gennet ©; The Nature Conservancy

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Sasha Gennet

Senior Scientist, The Nature Conservancy in California and Sustainable Grazing Program Coda Fellow, North America Agriculture Program

San Francisco, CA

  • Areas of Expertise

    agriculture, grazing, rangelands, habitat restoration, water management


Based in The Nature Conservancy’s San Francisco office, Sasha Gennet has 20 years of experience in natural resources management, research, planning and policy in the public and private sectors. Since joining TNC in 2008, she has focused on research, planning and implementation of conservation strategies for rangelands and irrigated agriculture in California.

In 2017, Sasha accepted the role of a Sustainable Grazing Lands Program Coda Fellow for the North America Program—in addition to her ongoing work for the California state program. Sasha works closely with the North America Agriculture Director to manage an interdisciplinary team of science, conservation, outreach and marketing experts to advance the Sustainable Grazing Lands Program and develop a framework to define and measure success of the program.

Sasha received her undergraduate degree from Yale University, and earned an M.S. and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management. For her doctorate, she studied the effects of livestock grazing and management on vegetation and birds in California grasslands.

Sasha co-founded two environmental nonprofits, serves on the board of the Golden Hour Restoration Institute and is a California Certified Rangeland Manager.

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