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Westin Namanny

restoration ecologist
Westin Namanny, Restoration Ecologist

Westin grew up in the small town of Weed, located in the utmost reaches of Northern California. He spent most of his young life outdoors, hiking with his mom and dog, swimming in countless lakes, dirt bike riding with his dad, and snowboarding on the beautiful Mt. Shasta. Westin made the move to San Luis Obispo to pursue a B.S. in Forestry and Natural Resources, along with a minor in Geographic Information Systems from Cal Poly SLO, which he completed in 2023. Since then, he has worked in research forestry projects across Southern California, large scale mapping efforts for water resource protection, as well as helping San Luis Obispo county become more prepared and resilient for future fire in our ever-changing climate.  Westin joined the Land Conservancy team in 2024 as the Restoration Ecologist, contributing a young and eager mind to do good and help protect our unique Central Coast landscapes. In his free time, Westin enjoys cooking, long backpacking trips, surfing, and going to as many concerts as possible with his friends.