Welcome to The March Conservation Fund

Photo of Ivan SamuelsExecutive Director Ivan Samuels directs all grant making activities at the fund. He has a bachelor degree in Biology and Environmental Studies from University of California- Santa Cruz and a Masters of Science in Zoology from the University of Florida. Ivan brings to the fund a diverse set of skills in the biological sciences including ecology, ornithology, forestry, and land management. Prior to joining the fund full-time in 2007, Ivan worked on field research projects, mostly with birds, in both temperate and tropical environments. He serves on the board of several conservation organizations, and he is very active in land management in northern California. During his free time, Ivan enjoys hiking, biking, swimming, birding, and (like his grandfather Laurel) mountain climbing.