Britta is American Forests’ California State Director and works with federal, state and private land managers to restore forest health after severe wildfires and other disturbances. American Forests' suite of "climate smart" reforestation methods are designed to ensure that forests can better withstand extreme drought, fire and pest outbreaks in an ever-changing climate. Since 2009, Britta has worked on forest health issues in California where she served in leadership positions for a regional nonprofit and local government. She currently serves on the Governor's Forest Management Task Force. Her priority at American Forests is to expand the implementation of climate-smart forest management activities as government and private partners accelerate the pace and scale of forest restoration. Britta, an AmeriCorps VISTA alumnae, has a B.S. in Communications/Public Relations and a Masters in Natural Resources from the Forest Ecosystems and Society program at Oregon State University.