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Spring 2017

Section 5956 of NRM12
Introduction to Environmental Conservation -- : Jan 31 - May 11 2017
This is a Petaluma Transfer Track class and is open to all students. Transfer Track classes start late and end early and do not meet during finals week.

B.S. Wildlife Management - Scientific Research Option

Graduate of P.O.S.T Police Academy; Santa Rosa

Graduate of Department of Treasury, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

Instructor Certificates: California Peace Officer Standards and Training and National Wildland Fire Training.

Over 1200 hours of advanced training including but not limited to: Environmental crime, litigation, leadership, communication and public speaking

Academic Experience: 

Marion Matthews has taught in two departments at Santa Rosa Junior College; Public Safety - Ranger and Police Academies, as well as the Agriculture and Resource Department - Introduction to Environmental Conservation.

Prior to working for Santa Rosa Junior College, Ms. Matthews taught for various venues including: US Attorney's Office, CALFIRE, US Forest Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Environmental Protection Agency, National Wildfire Coordination Group, and other natural resource agencies.

She has additionally taught and been an international representative for the US Forest Service and State Department - Sierra Leone ( Options for Managing and Conserving the Western Area Peninsula Forest Reserve) and Indonesia (World Wildlife Fund, International Timber Theft Conference).
mmatthews@santarosa.edu


Marion Matthews joined the SRJC Agriculture and Natural Resources faculty in Spring 2015 and teaches Introduction to Environmental Conservation. Marion has over 30 years of public and private service focused on environmental and species protection. She retired from the US Forest Service as Assistant Special Agent in Charge, and has additionally worked for California Department of Fish and Wildlife as a Fish and Game Warden and UC Berkeley for their Animal Care and Use Committee.

She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Management Research from the University of Alaska, and multiple law enforcement credentials - both state and federal. Marion has taught throughout the United States, internationally, as well as at the SRJC Public Safety Division Police and Park Service Ranger Academies. She enjoys and believes in protecting the wild and is a current emergency responder with her K-9 dog Marach ("Ma - Rock") for Search and Rescue of lost persons with the California Rescue Dog Association.

Professional Areas of Interest: 

as well as the Public Safety (Park Ranger and Police Academy) Department.

Animal Care and Use Committee ___ЕЅ█А_К__Ѕ█А_К____Л______ын" University of California Berkeley 2014 - 2015
Community Volunteer: Assist with the moral

Professional Involvement and Community Service: 

ethical and compliance review of animal care and use research.

Assistant Special Agent in Charge ___ЕЅ█А_К__Ѕ█А_К____Л______ын" US Forest Service 2008-2012
Ms. Matthews supervised Special Agents in California for complex investigations for the United States Forest Service. These criminal and civil investigations focused on environmental crime/protection. Emphasis was placed on apprehension

Presentations and Publications: 

prevention and environmental impacts. She worked very closely with environmental specialists to determine impacts of crimes on economic and society losses. Participated in and led multiple task forces on environmental crime: Including the EPA multi agency Coordinated Environmental Agency Task Force.

Special Agent ___ЕЅ█А_К__Ѕ█А_К____Л______ын" US Forest Service 1990 ___ЕЅ█А_К__Ѕ█А_К____Л______ын" 2008
Ms. Matthews investigated (federal and state) a variety of both criminal and civil high profile cases throughout California for the United States Forest Service not limited to timber theft

Honors and Awards: 

civil and criminal fire offenses