Bill Tippets is an ecologist and conservation biologist who has worked on environmental issues throughout California for over 40 years. As a resource ecologist with California State Parks his work included wetlands and dune restoration, applying prescribed fire to improve Torrey pine forest, chaparral and grassland habitats. He helped launch and managed the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Natural Community Conservation Program in southern California. His private sector and non-profit work has included evaluating the need for minimum outflow requirements to ensure the environmental health of the San Francisco Bay-Delta, identifying and protecting habitat linkages between San Diego and Baja California, and advocating for climate change mitigation and adaptation policies and practices. He has extensive knowledge of and experience with the California Environmental Quality Act and other state regulatory programs and he volunteers with other Southern California environmental groups to identify and advocate for the integration of nature’s and people’s needs for a healthy environmental future.
Bill primary support to SWIA is in the areas of habitat and species conservation, sea level rise and climate change.