Elise Suronen is an Environmental Consultant with ten years of experience in natural resources restoration. She is contracted to help organizations promote and scale the implementation of carbon farming practices. For eight years, Elise has been the Conservation Program Manager of the Marin Resource Conservation District. She managed the District’s multi-million dollar restoration project, Pine Gulch Creek Enhancement Project, and secured a couple million dollars to sustain the District’s oldest landowner assistance program. Elise has helped over 40 farmers, dairy owners and ranchers with the planning, permitting and implementation of over 100 conservation practices to improve water quality, enhance soil health, protect wildlife habitat and increase carbon-sequestration on farms. She is a member of the Marin Carbon Project’s Implementation Task Force and is the Coordinator for the Marin Carbon Project’s Steering Committee. Elise’s work with ranchers, state and federal agencies began in Idaho, when she was evaluating fire as a restoration tool. She holds a MSc in Natural Resources with a focus on restoration ecology from the University of Idaho.