Britta Dyer works to expand the implementation of American Forests’ climate-smart restoration treatments as state, federal and private partners accelerate the pace and scale of forest restoration activities. While American Forests has a rich history of project work in California, prolonged drought, tree mortality, pest disturbances, increased wildfire activity, and an ever-changing climate call for more coordinated, on-the-ground action. Dyer has worked on forest health issues in California since 2009, serving in leadership positions for a regional nonprofit and local government. She currently serves on the Governor’s Forests Health Task Force. An AmeriCorps VISTA alumni, Dyer has a bachelor’s degree in communications/public relations and most recently obtained a master’s of natural resources from the Forest Ecosystems and Society program at Oregon State University.