Cameron
Newell
Bee Better Certified Program Coordinator

Cameron manages the day-to-day operations of the food industry supply chain projects in California, Oregon, and Washington, coordinating with partner organizations and individual landowners to promote pollinator conservation. Cameron’s background is in project management and restoration ecology of Southern California coastal sage, chaparral and marsh systems. With his roots in agriculture and a wealth of experience in restoration ecology, in graduate school he turned his attention to finding innovative approaches to providing ecosystem services in agroecosystems. Cameron’s experience prior to becoming part of the Xerces team has included teaching botany at the college level and working to restore native habitat in agroecosystems on three continents. He has also been a nursery manager, plant propagator, farmer, and wildlife cinematographer. He received a master’s degree in Environmental Horticulture from the University of Washington, Seattle, and a Bachelor of Science majoring in Botany and Zoology from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.