Conservation Lands Foundation is excited to introduce two new members of our Field Team: Jora Fogg joins us as Associate Program Director in California, and Katya Spiecker as our new Associate Program Director in Colorado and Utah.
Each brings unique expertise and a passion for helping a diverse array of communities restore, protect and expand America’s National Conservation Lands.
Jora Fogg (she/her) brings nearly two decades of experience working for small conservation non-profits in both the scientific and policy spaces. Most recently, she spent eight years as Policy Director with Friends Grassroots Network member Friends of the Inyo.
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Jora holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Evergreen State College with a focus in Ornithology. She also serves as a County Planning Commissioner and on the board of the Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Foundation. Based in June Lake, Jora will be closely working with Friends Grassroots Network members in Northern California to drive community-based advocacy efforts.
Katya Spiecker (they/them) joins our team with over a decade of experience advocating for public lands conservation. Originally from Bend, Oregon, Katya moved to Colorado in 2018. Inspired by nature’s wonders, they developed a diverse knowledge of ecosystem science and natural history.
Holding a bachelor’s of science in Environmental Science from the Oregon Institute of Technology, Katya caught the grassroots organizing bug working for Oregon Natural Desert Association and Great Old Broads for Wilderness. Based in our Durango office, Katya will be closely working with our Friends Grassroots members in Colorado and Utah to ensure that the voices of the people who live near valuable and vulnerable landscapes are heard.
Please join us in welcoming Jora and Katya to the Conservation Lands Foundation!