Author, illustrator, and photographer Anne Chadwick is past president of the Truckee Donner Land Trust; former International Trade Policy Advisor to the California Secretary of Food and Agriculture; and served on the Advisory Committee on Small Business and Agriculture for the Federal Reserve Bank’s 12th District. Her board experience includes the California Council on International Trade, California Wheat Commission, California Association of Wheat Growers, North Tahoe Arts, and High Sierra Resource Conservation and Development District. As owner of a 140-acre ranch in California’s Sierra Valley, Anne negotiated a conservation easement with the Feather River Land Trust to extinguish development rights in perpetuity. In 2014, her ranch pioneered the “Learning Landscapes” program, which brings school children outdoors to study wildlife, farming, riparian habitat, stream biology, bird migration, and more. She has traveled extensively and splits her time between Northern California and Vancouver, B.C.