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Graham Wesolowski, MESM

Executive Director

Graham Wesolowski has been running around California’s wildlands from a young age and turned that into a career in landscape resilience beginning in 2009. In 2013, while a Master’s student at UCSB’s Bren School, he joined the Strategic Environmental Research Initiative for Wildfire and Climate Change. Beginning in 2015, he worked extensively on land conservation and stewardship efforts in the County as the Conservation Manager for the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County. His experience in landscape management and stewardship spans disciplines including steelhead restoration, large scale debris flow recovery and managing a commercial land-based aquaculture farm. His current passion is helping communities to reduce their climate risk from natural disasters, and advising farmers and growers on how to use nature based solutions, and regenerative agriculture techniques.  


Graham lives in Santa Barbara with his wife and 2 kids, Juna and Wylie. He is pursuing his MBA at UC Davis and plans to graduate in the Spring, 2025. His passion for the natural world extends beyond work, and he can often be found at the beach, hiking the local canyons, or surfing up and down the coast. 

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Association of Landscape Architects 2022 Conference (11/2022),  Panel - On the Edge: Merging Wildfire Research and Design in Reimagining Frontline Communities


Localizing California Waters Annual Conference (11/2022), Plenary - Resilience in Action: The Regional Wildfire Mitigation Program Framework


California Association of Resource Conservation Districts 76th Annual Conference (2/2022), Panel - Where We Go from Here: Building Resilient Landscapes and Communities

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