Council Member & Director of Environmental Planning and Protection, Mechoopda Tribe
He-Lo Ramirez is a biologist, environmental educator, type-2 wildland firefighter, land steward, and cultural practitioner. He-Lo has three associate degrees from Butte College (Sociology, Social & Behavioral Science, & Biology), a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Chico State, a California Single Subject Teaching Credential: Life Science/Biology, and currently is attaining a Master of Science degree in Wildland Management at CSU, Chico. He has researched valley oaks extensively and published research on the ecophysiology and leaf morphology of valley oaks (He-Lo Ramirez et al. 2020). He-Lo works in the Chico area promoting food sovereignty, utilizing Indigenous foods, educating Native youth in environmental science, and stewarding 8,000 acres of conservation lands in the Chico foothills.