Conservation Consultant, Hills For Everyone
MELANIE SCHLOTTERBECK, CMP works with Hills For Everyone to meet its mission to protect, connect, and restore the Puente-Chino Hills Wildlife Corridor. Realizing the devastating effects of the Freeway Complex Fire (2008), she completed a 100 Year Fire History for Chino Hills State Park. This effort mapped fire ignitions, fire perimeters, and identified three hotspots. The report also included recommendations to reduce fire ignitions. In 2018, she updated this study. She presents regularly on the unnatural fire frequency, human-caused fire ignitions, and how the valued habitats of the State Park are type converting thus perpetuating the fire cycle. This research has proven invaluable for fire, resource, and public agencies alike. For her work Melanie has been recognized by numerous organizations including the Orange County League of Conservation Voters, Association of Environmental Professionals, and the California Department of Transportation.