Elizabeth (Libby) Porzig

Working Lands Director

As the Director of the Working Lands Group, I lead Point Blue’s work supporting ranchers and farmers across California in stewarding our food producing landscapes for the benefit of people and wildlife. California’s agroecological landscapes are fundamentally important to sustaining biodiversity and supporting the health and livelihoods of our communities. I am honored to work with Point Blue’s dedicated team of staff in partnering with farmers and ranchers to steward these landscapes for healthy food, thriving wildlife, and soil health through planning and implementing conservation practices and conducting research and monitoring that informs adaptive management.

I grew up in California where the diverse habitats, landscapes, and wildlife inspired me to pursue a career in conservation. My research background has focused on population and community ecology of birds and has expanded today to understanding the role that land management and stewardship play in habitat restoration and biodiversity conservation on working landscapes.

When I’m not studying birds, plants, and soils on rangelands and farmlands, I enjoy playing outdoors with my husband and our dogs.