Working Lands Program Director
Los Molinos, CA
Breanna Owens lives in Los Molinos, California with her sons Will and Clyde. She runs a small cattle operation based in Tehama County, California utilizing mostly leased private and public lands. Bre grew up in Northern California on a cow-calf ranch, attended Chico State and Colorado State University-Fort Collins. She is motivated by a love for the agriculture industry…for the people, land and livestock that are a part of it. She is inspired by the current conversations and opportunities in highlighting the linkages between the agriculture and conservation communities. Ag at its best is conservation at its best.
Prior to joining WLA, Bre was engaged with the Conflict Reduction Consortium, Women in Ranching, and the On Land editorial board. In previous roles, she served as the Project Development Specialist for the Chico State Center for Regenerative Ag and as the Senior Range Ecologist and Program Coordinator for the Rangeland Watershed Initiative, a partnership program with NRCS. She has been a mentor through Quivira’s New Agrarian Program and is a California Certified Rangeland Manager. She sits on the Board of Directors for Holistic Management International, and serves as the Board Chair of the California Rangeland Conservation Coalition.