Holly Swan

Holly Swan

Mt. Lassen Project Manager



Holly started at California Trout in 2022. She’s obtained a B.S. in Biology from Chico State in 2007 and is currently a semester away from obtaining a M.S. in Environmental Planning and Resource Management. Her research involves understanding the barriers and constraints with policy changes around utilizing translocated beavers for ecosystem services and ecological health. Professionally, she comes from a background in environmental program management, mostly surrounding water quality and pollution. In her spare time, she enjoys backpacking, canoeing the Sacramento River, and dreaming of her next international trip.

Holly has lived in Chico for 20 years and has strong ties to the local and surrounding communities. She is excited to be a part of the growth of California Trout by opening the Chico office of the Mt. Lassen Region. The ability to make a difference in her home state in regards to conservation is what she is most looking forward to by working at California Trout.