Derek Ostensen
Derek Ostensen, Principal of Derek Ostensen and Associates, brings 10 years of experience in habitat restoration, conservation land use planning and open s¬pace acquisition. To date, Derek has helped to plan, acquire, restore or enhance for public benefit more than 10,000 acres of open space lands throughout Southern California.

Derek maintains strong relationships with conservation grant funders and institutions, including the California Department of Fish and Game, US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Geological Survey, CA Habitat Conservation Fund, and the California Coastal Conservancy, among others. Derek has been involved in more than $90,000,000 of conservation land acquisitions and habitat restoration projects throughout Southern California. He received a 2008 Award of Excellence in Environmental Planning from the American Planning Association (APA) and is a member of the California Invasive Plant Council (CAL-IPC) and the California Society for Ecological Restoration (SERCAL).

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