David Ryan, Forester and Project Manager, Ellsworth Creek Preserve

“That land is a community is the basic concept of ecology, but that land is to be loved and respected is an extension of ethics.” - Aldo Leopold

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David Ryan is a forester and project manager at The Nature Conservancy’s Ellsworth Creek Preserve near Willapa Bay.  David has worked as a natural resource manager in the forests of Montana, Idaho, and across both sides of the Cascades in Washington.  He works to integrate environmental, economic, and social benefits into our restoration work on the coast and across the state.  When he is not working in the forests of the Willapa Hills he enjoys time on and around the waters of Willapa Bay looking for birds and pretty scenery…whatever the weather.