ACR Board of Directors thanks Bryant Hichwa for his 17 years of visionary guidance, commitment, and exceptional leadership. Bryant’s belief in our mission, his good counsel, and his steadfast support has been an inspiration to us all.

Bryant’s service on the board began as the Madrone Audubon chapter representative in 2003 and grew to include four terms as board president—not only providing steady leadership during the financial crisis of 2008 but also in 2009 shepherding a collaborative agreement with ranchers Jim and Shirley Modini to acquire the 1,725-acre Modini Ranch near Healdsburg.

In 2012, again under Bryant’s leadership, the acquisition of the Mayacamas Mountains Audubon Sanctuary from the National Audubon Society, located adjacent to the Modini Ranch, safeguarded an additional 1,600 acres of pristine natural habitat that now serves as the gateway to 12,000 contiguous acres of protected open space in northern Sonoma County.

Bryant’s thoughtful commitment to his role as a director has strengthened our community in so many ways. Bryant, we thank you.