Martha Lennihan, Board Member

Martha Lennihan, Board Member, brings water expertise to TSF, in addition to the passion for the Sierra Nevada she shares with other Board members.

Martha started her career as a biologist, first in Colorado then in California. She worked for the Department of Fish and Game (now Wildlife) and the California Coastal Commission.

Martha’s second career was the practice of water law, for 34 years. Her clients included the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, the Butte Sink Waterfowl Association, two Klamath NGO’s, and the cities of Sacramento, Santa Rosa, San Francisco, Tracy, Santa Cruz, and St Helena. She was the City of Davis’ lead counsel in the Putah Creek Adjudication. She recently culminated her career by settling the core dispute in the longest pending California water adjudication – US v Fallbrook, filed in 1951. For over 23 years, Martha worked on the water rights, water banking and other elements of the conjunctive use project that is the centerpiece of the Federal Court approved settlement.

Martha birds, hikes, fly fishes, wakeboards, and lives on the Sacramento River.