Melissa Garcia - Program Coordinator
Melissa works with the Irvine Ranch Conservancy's field crew, helping to implement restoration projects and foster native plant species on the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks. She assists with monitoring established restoration sites by collecting and analyzing data. Melissa earned her BS in Environmental Management and Protection from Humboldt State University. She has participated in many habitat restoration and monitoring projects, including an internship with UC Riverside's Center for Conservation Biology, where she assisted in monitoring desert vegetation and Coachella Valley arthropods.