Ellie Routt is an Amador County native. She attended Santa Rosa Junior College and Humboldt State University where she specialized in several natural resources options. Ellie's favorite courses were in Sustainable Agriculture, Botany and Soil Science and she eventually received a degree in Rangeland Resource Science. Ellie has volunteered with various federal, state and local agencies working on projects ranging from exotic plant eradication, to rotational grazing studies, to native landscaping design.
In 2006 Ellie moved back to Amador County to work with the Mother Lode Land Trust as their Executive Director. She held this position until the fall of 2016 when she became the Stewardship Director. As the Stewardship Director, Ellie is responsible for the annual monitoring of our conservation easements, the management of our fee owned properties, and for securing new contracts with willing landowners.
Ellie has two boys, Collin and Isaac. The three of them love working outside in the garden, going camping and fishing, and reading stories to each other. Through her work, Ellie hopes she can protect areas that were an important part of her childhood so that her children and her children’s children can enjoy those same places.