We are pleased to announce April Sall’s arrival to our conservation efforts in the Bodie Hills.
After completing a degree in Biology from Humboldt State University, April began working for the NPS at Joshua Tree National Park and Point Reyes National Seashore in the Resource Mgmt and Fire depts. She then took the position of Preserve Manager for both Pioneertown Mountains and Mission Creek Preserves for The Wildlands Conservancy (TWC), which owns and manages over 150,000 acres in the state and provides free outdoor education. In 2007, April took on the role of Conservation Director for TWC, working with staff and other local, state, and federal entities to advocate for additional conservation designations and responsible energy development in the California Desert and TWC’s expansion into Northern Ca.
April was the lead for TWC on the California Desert Protection Act of 2010, 2011, and 2014, introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein. In 2015 she left TWC after 10+ years and was a consultant for conservation efforts to protect the California desert resulting in three new National Monuments: Sand to Snow, Mojave Trails, and Castle Mountains.
April has served on the BLM’s California Desert District Advisory Council as the Public at Large representative for 6 years and was elected Chair, and is still the Chair of the California Desert Coalition. She sits on other boards and open space and conservation committees. April is an avid hiker and enjoys outdoor recreation and exploration.
April brings a great wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Bodie Hills Conservation Partnership and we are thrilled about her joining the team!