Emilyn Sheffield is a Professor, in the Department of Recreation Administration California State University, Chico.
Through Dr. Sheffield's work in the Recreation and Parks Management at California State University, Chico, each year over 500 students volunteer their time and talents to public lands though Field School. Dr. Sheffield works with interdisciplinary teams on complex projects involving scenic byways, alternative transit, long distance trails, tourism infrastructure, and visitor services throughout California and the western United States. These projects share the common goal of increasing access to and support for public lands through branding, identity systems, strategic planning, or product development. She is the immediate past president of the board of directors for the Association of Partners for Public Lands (APPL).
She’s excited about joining the board of directors for the Lassen Park Foundation because she has great respect and admiration for several board members, loves Lassen Volcanic National Park, and hopes to strengthen connections between CSU, Chico and the national parks and public lands in Lassen County.