Senior Director, River Protection
Area of Focus: David provides overall leadership and strategic direction for the River Protection conservation program.
Background: David joined American Rivers in November 1999 in the Northwest Region where he helped shape policy on river restoration, protection and federal dam issues relating to salmon and steelhead in the Northwest. He spearheaded an effort to create a $40 million habitat restoration program for the lower Columbia River ecosystem.
Prior to American Rivers David worked for the University of Georgia's Institute of Ecology and Georgia Museum of Natural History, identifying threatened and endangered fish populations in both Tennessee and north Georgia watersheds.
He is an avid angler with a passion for steelhead.
Education: B.A. in Philosophy and B.A. in Political Science from the University of Georgia, and David is recovering from attending the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College
Favorite River: Any free-flowing river
Blog Posts By This Author
December 19, 2012 | Wild and Scenic Rivers
In a huge victory for our partners to the north, oil and gas development in the headwaters of the pristine Skeena River in northwestern British Columbia has been permanently banned by the regional government.Read more »
If you were to draw up a list of rivers where you wouldn’t want to extract oil shale in the United States, the Green, the White and the Upper Colorado would be in the list. (Similar to developing a massive copper and gold mine in the most productive salmon watershed on the planet, but I digress.)Read more »