Gloria Sefton, co-founder of Saddleback Canyons Conservancy

Gloria Sefton is a long-time environmental advocate and co-founder of the Saddleback Canyons Conservancy, an organization dedicated to preserving the rural canyons in southeast Orange County.

Through participation in land-use decisions and environmental litigation, her community efforts have helped protect several hundreds of acres as natural open space.

Ms. Sefton has received environmental leadership awards from the Sierra Club, Orange County League of Conservation Voters, and the California State Senate and Assembly. She was also selected by Whittier Law School as a Donald G. Hagman Student Scholar in land-use law.

She remains active in the Measure M2 environmental coalition that supports mitigation of transportation projects through acquisition of natural lands in Orange County.

Ms. Sefton is a graduate of Whittier Law School and currently practices law in the life sciences industry. She also teaches intellectual property law as an adjunct professor at Whittier Law School. Ms. Sefton is author of California’s Not Dreamin’: Federal Inaction on Greenhouse Gas Regulation Provides an Opening for the State to Regulate, 30 Whittier L. Rev. 101 (2008).

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