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Conservation Expert Dan York Joins RES as Director of California Development

RES, recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in US, strengthens its resources.

April 26, 2019

RES, the nation’s largest environmental solutions provider, announced that Dan York has joined the company as Director of California Development. Dan will lead RES’ market expansion efforts across the state.

“Dan brings a wealth of knowledge in responsible land management, community engagement, and environmental restoration best practices to our growing team,” said Tim DeGraff, Western Region General Manager for RES. “The RES model calls for hiring and growing the best local talent, backed by our national expertise in designing, implementing and stewarding turnkey species, wetland and stream restoration and coastal resiliency projects.”

For the past 14 years, Dan led The Wildlands Conservancy in varying critical roles while most recently serving as Vice President. He worked in land acquisition, integrated resource management planning, endangered species and soil health, as well as coordinated stakeholder engagement. Dan’s professional experience and understanding of the state’s environmental challenges are a valuable addition to growing the RES team in California.

“I am excited to join RES at this pivotal time during its expansion into the California market,” said York. “With the community’s continued commitment to protecting and restoring the environment, I look forward to developing high-quality ecological restoration solutions for our clients.”

Dan’s role includes project management of a growing portfolio of species habitat mitigation sites and ecological restoration projects. “As our California project base grows, Dan’s track record of innovation, plus his knowledge of the state’s conservation and preservation priorities, stakeholders, and preferred habitat preservation methods, will help RES deliver our proven operating model in the local California context,” DeGraff said. “We’ve recently opened an office in Sacramento and expect other new offices to follow soon.”