“For me, Willamette Valley grasslands are fascinating, like a puzzle. There is so little land left, with only 2% conserved. You have to put together pieces, moving land together, so you can form connections and corridors — and habitat north to south in the valley."
Dan joined The Nature Conservancy's Oregon program in 2009, where he oversees conservation programs in the Willamette and Sandy River basins. Prior to moving West, he worked for the Conservancy as southeast coast project director in North Carolina, as well as for the Sandhills Area Land Trust's executive director in Southern Pines, North Carolina. He holds a B.S. in Forest Sciences from Colorado State University and a J.D. from North Carolina Central University. He was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar in 2003.
Willamette Basin Conservation Director and Grasslands-Willamette Valley Team Lead