RANGELANDS MANAGER DIRECTOR
Jenya Schneider has focused on regenerating ecologies for a decade. In college she studied theories of religion, decolonialism, and ecology, graduating from Brown University in 2010. Since then she has worked toward the restoration of ecosystems, including the Elwha River watershed, and the restoration of healthy human communities, helping to develop a nature-based mentorship program for girls in the San Francisco Bay Area. After meeting Jack at Quail Springs in 2016, the vision of restoring native California ecologies while producing regeneratively sourced food and fiber quickly wooed her into becoming a co-founding member of Cuyama Lamb LLC. In the last two years Cuyama Lamb LLC has grown to 600 head and has partnered with fire departments, parks, ecologists, orchard managers, and private landholders to utilize grazing as a tool for vegetation management.