Jill Sprance - Field Operations Manager
Jill works in the Irvine Ranch Conservancy's Field Operations team. Her focus is on designing and building trail systems and public access improvements (bridges, gates, fences and staging areas) that are sustainable and provide diverse opportunities for the public to connect with the Irvine Ranch. She manages the volunteer Trail Boss program to ensure that the many miles of trail the Conservancy manages are well maintained. Before joining Irvine Ranch Conservancy, Jill was parks and trails coordinator for the Scenic Hudson Land Trust in New York where she was responsible for trail design, construction and maintenance on several parks and preserves. She has a bachelor's degree in biology from Vassar College and has a number of certificates including Wilderness First Responder, Wildland Search and Rescue and chainsaw certification.