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Marc Hoshovsky
Interim Director

Senior Biologist
Habitat Conservation Planning Branch
California Department of Fish and Game

Marc is an ecologist with degrees in biology and geology. He has worked with the California Department of Fish and Game since 1986. Marc coordinated the Department's statewide Significant Natural Areas (SNA) Program, developing a relatively comprehensive statewide inventory of significant natural areas. He also led the Interagency Natural Areas Coordinating Committee that built on the SNA program.

Marc has served as the Department's lead staff on the California Biodiversity Council since it's inception. He helped produce the CBC's Agreement on Biological Diversity and the boundaries of the CBC's bioregions. He participated in the California Gap Analysis Program sponsored by USGS, a project designed to identify poorly protected biologically rich areas in the state.

Marc has helped prepare biodiversity policy reports, such as the 1987 Sliding Toward Extinction: The State of California's Natural Heritage report and the 1992 Reassembling the Pieces: A Strategy for Maintaining Biological Diversity in California. He recently co-edited the Invasive Plants of California Wildlands, a field book for non-specialists to identify and control the state's most invasive weeds.

Greg Greenwood
Science Advisor
California Resources Agency

Dr. Greenwood works to promote a more fruitful relationship between science and state natural resources policy. The Legacy Project has been a principal focus of his recent work. Prior to his current assignment, he was Research Manager of Assessment and Evaluation for the Fire and Resource Assessment Program of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. He holds a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of California at Davis, an M.S. in Range Science from Colorado State University and a B.A. in Geography from Middlebury College. Prior to 1990, Greenwood worked on natural resources management projects in Central and West Africa, and South Asia, with a focus on adapting management to local ecological and cultural conditions.

Ray McDowell
California Environmental Resource Evaluation System (CERES)
Environmental Specialist IV

Christopher Potter
California Wetlands Coordinator
California Oceans Resources Management Program


Jeff Loux, Ph.D.
Director, Land Use and Natural Resources
University Extension, UC, Davis.

The UC Davis, University Extension Land Use and Natural Resources program is the largest of its kind in the western United States, meeting the continuing education needs of planners, attorneys, resource managers, government officials, developers and others involved in the planning process and the management of environmental resources. Jeff Loux holds a doctorate in Environmental Planning from UC Berkeley and teaches courses in planning, environmental and water policy. He was previously a principal with Moore Iacofano & Goltsman and the planning director for the City of Davis. Dr. Loux has more than 20 years of experience in government administration, land-use planning and natural resource management.

Dr. Loux is assisting in the development of the The California Legacy Project outreach program and in planning and implementing the Spotlight on Conservation Regional Workshops series. He is also assisting in developing a policy and regulatory framework document for The California Legacy Project.

Frank Davis, Ph.D.
Professor, Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management
University of California, Santa Barbara

The UC Santa Barbara Bren School is a professional school aimed at training graduate students in rigorous, interdisciplinary approaches to environmental problem solving. Davis' expertise is in terrestrial biogeography, plant ecology, and conservation biology. Dr. Davis is a professor in both Geography and in Environmental Science and Management. Between 1995 and 1998 he served as Deputy Director of the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, a National Science Foundation Center at UCSB. His expertise is in terrestrial biogeography, plant ecology, and conservation biology.

Frank Davis is directing the The California Legacy Project methodology development efforts at NCEAS.

Sandy J. Andelman, Ph.D.
Deputy Director
National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis (NCEAS)
University of California, Santa Barbara

At NCEAS, scientists conduct collaborative research on major fundamental and applied problems in ecology. The Center facilitates integrative research aimed at synthesizing existing data and information. It fosters new techniques in mathematical modeling, dynamic simulation, visualization of ecological systems, and digital mapping of complex ecological phenomena. Dr. Andelman is Deputy Director of NCEAS and adjunct professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology at UC Santa Barbara. She previously was director of conservation science for The Nature Conservancy in Washington State. Her expertise is in applied population ecology and conservation biology, particularly reserve design and policy and management of biodiversity and endangered species.

Along with Frank Davis and Greg Greenwood, Dr. Andelman is co-directing the NCEAS effort to develop systematic conservation planning methods for The California Legacy Project.

Dean P. Angelides
Vice President
VESTRA Resources, Inc.

VESTRA is a privately held corporation founded in 1988 that specializes in geographic information systems (GIS) consulting, analysis and map production services, and GIS product integration and sales. VESTRA's staff are experienced in applying GIS technology for agriculture, resource management, transportation, earth sciences, state and local government, and conservation.

Mr. Angelides has over 20 years experience in directing large and complex GIS projects to support decision-making and management of land and natural resources. He has worked with a variety of organizations including resource companies, land developers, farmers, conservation organizations, water and power utilities, transportation companies, and federal, state, and local governments to successfully integrate GIS into their business process. Mr. Angelides is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley, and a Registered Professional Forester in California.

VESTRA is conducting several GIS data development and integration efforts for The California Legacy Project.

Larry Orman
Executive Director
GreenInfo Network

The mission of GreenInfo Network is to bring the power of computer based mapping to non-profits, public agencies and other public interest organizations. GreenInfo enables these groups to more effectively show the relationships between issues, people and places. GreenInfo does this by conducting GIS and other projects, providing access to GIS resources, supporting groups who desire their own GIS, and fostering collaboration around data and GIS projects.

GreenInfo is developing a ArcInfo coverage of proposed California Department of Fish and Game acquisition sites.

Pete Dangermond
Principal, Dangermond Group

Pete Dangermond served as Director of California State Department of Parks and Recreation from 1980-1982. Currently, he is president of The Dangermond Group, which he founded in 1983. He brings to his consulting practice a life-long professional career devoted to parks and recreation and allied fields of wildlife conservation and open space preservation and planning.

The Dangermond Group, with the support of Kent Smith, Certified Wildlife Biologist with H.T. Harvey and Associates, researched and prepared the The Legacy Project Resource Assessment Methodology Case Studies and the Draft Conservation Audit Methodology reports. Currently The Dangermond Group is performing a critical review of The California Legacy Project products to-date, and updating a process to achieve The California Legacy Project goals.

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