Resources Agency Staff
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.
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.
California Environmental Resource Evaluation System (CERES)
Environmental Specialist IV
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.
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
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,
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.
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.
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
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