The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County recently appointed Kara Woodruff Blakeslee of San Luis Obispo and Claire Wineman of Santa Maria to its Board of Trustees.
Blakeslee, a graduate of Cal Poly, is a financial planner and vice president of Blakeslee & Blakeslee Inc., according to a news release.
She has worked on projects throughout San Luis Obispo County, including at Hearst Ranch and on the Carrizo Plain.
Wineman worked as The Land Conservancy’s habitat restoration specialist nearly a decade ago, after earning a degree in environmental economics and policy from UC Berkeley. She now serves as the president of the Grower-Shipper Association of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties.
Other members of the board include Herb Kandel, president; Sue Luft, vice president; Jeff Jorgensen, treasurer; Rob DeGraff; Valerie Endres; Chris Helenius; Pete Jenny; Brooke Langle; Penny Rappa and Lisa Wise.
The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County is a local nonprofit land trust working to protect and restore special landscapes for the benefit of people and wildlife, according to the release.