Lenya Quinn-Davidson

Area Fire Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension

Director, Northern CA Prescribed Fire Council 

Lenya Quinn-Davidson is a Fire Advisor with the University of California Cooperative Extension in the North Coast of California. Lenyas primary focus is on the human connection with fire, and increasing the use of prescribed fire for habitat restoration, invasive species control, and ecosystem and community resiliency. Lenya works on prescribed fire issues at various scales, including locally in Humboldt County, where she works with private landowners to bring fire back as a land management tool; at the state level, where she collaborates on policy and research related to prescribed fire; and nationally, through her work and leadership on prescribed fire training exchanges (TREX). Lenya is passionate about using prescribed fire to inspire and empower people, from rural ranchers to agency leaders to young women pursuing careers in fire management. When shes not out burning, she enjoys ocean fishing, writing, and river rafting with her husband and 6-year old son.


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