Clinton Blount is a pioneer and leader in the study and management of California’s heritage resources. He received his MA in Anthropology from California State University, Sacramento in 1971, with additional graduate studies at the University of California, Riverside. For more than four decades he has managed a wide range of cultural resource management projects, starting with an innovative study of traditional Pomo resources at the Warm Springs/Lake Sonoma project to the exploration of Mission Era archaeology at Santa Clara University. He is cofounder and Past President of Albion, and is currently a Project Manager, leading ethnographic studies and Native American consultation projects. His current work includes several Traditional Cultural Property and Tribal Interests studies for FERC relicense projects.