Russ Pinto "joined Save the Redwoods League's staff in 2008. He brings more than 25 years of experience in land conservation in California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Before joining the League, he led Western Rivers Conservancy’s efforts in California, working to protect the estuaries of many North Coast rivers. Before that, he worked for 14 years in Oregon as The Nature Conservancy’s Director of Land Protection, negotiating more than 200 transactions. His work in Oregon was recognized in 2001 with the Oregon Conservationist of the Year award. While he has done lots of work throughout the West Coast, his conservation career started right here in San Francisco as a senior project manager for The Trust for Public Land." 
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- Ruskin Hartley, Save the Redwoods League, accessed November 26, 2008.