Mary Scoonover
Mary Scoonover’s practice is devoted to complex natural resource management issues and conservation philanthropy. She represented the Packard, Hewlett and Moore foundations, and Goldman Fund in the acquisition of more than 16,500 acres of salt ponds in South San Francisco Bay and Napa County. Ms. Scoonover worked on the Conserving California Landscapes Initiative and helped design and implement the California Coastal and Marine Initiative, the Preserving Wild California program, and the Western Conservation subprogram of the Packard Foundation. Previously, Ms. Scoonover was a Deputy Attorney General in the Public Rights Division of the California Department of Justice, where she worked on the Lower Owens River, Mono Lake, and CALFED Bay-Delta Program’s plan to restore the ecosystem, improve water quality, and increase water supply reliability in the San Francisco Bay Delta. Ms. Scoonover also represented the State of California at trial and in the appeals leading to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling affirming the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s land use regulations protecting Lake Tahoe and the California coast.

Contact Mary Scoonover

Resources Law Group
555 Capitol Mall
Suite 1090
Sacramento, California  95814
Phone: (916)442-4880
Fax: 916.442.4193


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