Dr. Orrin Sage is the principal consultant for SAGE Associates Agricultural Consultants. He has an academic background in geology, soils and natural resource management. He received a PhD in Geology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
He taught environmental impact analysis, field mapping and California Agriculture classes for the UCSB Environmental Studies Program (1970-1985) and has provided professional consulting services from 1973 to the present time. He has a family ranching background and was operational manager of Sage Ranches, a 15,000 acre cattle, orchard and dryland farming operation (1974-1985).
Orrin is professionally registered by the California Board of Forestry as Certified Rangeland Manager #64 and by the American Registry of Certified Professionals in Agronomy, Crops and Soils as Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Specialist #692. He is a past board member of the Society for Range Management.
SAGE Associates Agricultural Consultants has completed work on approximately three million (3,000,000) acres in California and western Nevada, of which about 700,000 acres are in conservation easements.