"Ralph Benson has been a key figure in the California open space community for over four decades, wearing many hats during that time. Raised in the Bay Area, Ralph got his law degree from Boalt Hall (UC Berkeley) and then practiced land use law in Southern California before moving back north and into the nonprofit conservation world. He was an early staff member at Save the Bay, then served as General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer for the Trust for Public Land for 24 years, and has been Executive Director of the Sonoma Land Trust since 2003." 
Resources and articles
- baynature Scouting For Preservation Opportunities, organizational web page, accessed November 7, 2013.