Dan is known as a problem solver and planner. He believes in the power of collaboration to address challenges by finding mutual goals and building strong relationships. He is recognized as an industry leader in areas of vegetation management, pollinator conservation, and biodiversity planning. He is also certified as a Senior Ecologist by the Ecological Society of America and an expert-level decision analyst by the U.S. Department of Interior’s Decision Analysis Certification Program.
He is most well-known for his work in the development of the Nationwide Candidate Conservation Agreement for Monarch Butterfly on Energy and Transportation Lands. This first-of-its-kind, national conservation initiative brought together over 40 industry partners to help conserve the monarch butterfly, which has been recognized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a “historic” agreement.
Dan appreciates the ways companies, governments and individuals have embraced sustainable practices to address at-risk species, land management, and global biodiversity concerns. Outside of his work he enjoys spending time with family, his Labrador retriever-terrier mix, trout fishing, and hunting (mostly for plants, insects, and mushrooms).