Dr. Mark Drew
is the Sierra Headwaters Program Director for California Trout. A focal area of Mark’s work during the last several years, has been spearheading the Sierra Meadows Partnerships and associated Sierra Meadows Strategy. Mark is the founder and prior Director of the Inyo-Mono Integrated Regional Water Management Program. Prior to joining CalTrout, Mark worked as The Nature Conservancy’s Southeastern Caribbean Program’s Protected Areas Specialist and prior to TNC, Mark spent almost 15 years involved, both academically and professionally, in the fields of resource conservation, policy & planning and livelihood systems in the U.S. mainland, Oceania, and the Asia region. Mark holds a B.S. degree in Forestry and Natural Resources Management, an M.A. degree in International Development Policy and a Doctorate degree in Forestry and Resource Conservation from the University of Florida. Mark’s professional interests center largely on tackling challenging issues that address the needs of both human and natural systems.