Ann Van Zee, M.S.

Communications Strategist

Ann joined the CBI team in September of 2013. She has her M.S. in Community Development and Natural Resource Management and a B.A. in Business and Communications with a minor in Spanish. Her background is in marketing, publications and education and she has extensive research, writing, editing and production experience. Prior to joining CBI she worked as a Research Associate at the Alliance for Water Efficiency in Chicago. At CBI, Ann is a member of the communications team pursuing collaborative relationships for CBI and assisting with science support and education initiatives. A native Southern Californian, she has lived in the urban jungles of Chicago, Oakland and Los Angeles and amongst the monkeys in the foothills of the Himalayas in Northern India.  She now lives in Corvallis with her husband Kevin and their monkey like children Jane and Charlie. 


USFS National Forest Review- Region 8
CBI will provide support to assess existing data collection, management and storage methods for the USFS Region 8 and make recommendations regarding the relationship agency data has with current decision support processes.
Supporting USFS National Forest Review
CBI is supporting the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) as it works to develop a strategic, comprehensive approach for conducting inventory, monitoring, & assessments that respond to the priorities of the whole agency instead of individual or programmatic needs.
California Statewide Energy Planning
CBI is providing science and technical support to assist the California Energy Commission (CEC) in planning the state’s future energy needs, which includes achieving aggressive renewable energy goals with minimal damage to natural systems.

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The Power of Showing Up
On Sunday, September 21, my 7 year old daughter and I drove from Corvallis to Eugene to participate in the Eugene People’s Climate March, one of many solidarity marches organized across the world to amplify the NYC People’s Climate March. My daughter made the signs while sitting in the backseat, occasionally holding them up so I could see them in the rearview mirror. Though it took me a minute to decipher what “prect the ...

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