Mark Briggs

Mark is RiversEdge West's Restoration Coordinator in Arizona. Based in Tucson, AZ, Mark is a stream restoration ecologist with over 25 years of experience working on rivers across the western U.S. and northern Mexico, including the Rio Grande/Bravo, Rio Conchos, Colorado River and its delta, Santa Cruz River, Little Colorado River, Gila River. He has a Bachelor’s of Science in biology from the University of Delaware (1983) and Master’s of Science in watershed management from the University of Arizona (1992).
Before joining REW, Mark spent a decade working on stream conservation efforts with the Sonoran Institute (1992-2002, Tucson, Arizona), five years as a restoration consultant (2002 – 2007) and, 12 years with the World Wildlife Fund’s Fresh Water and Rio Grande/Bravo Programs where he led a bi-national response to bring back the Rio Conchos and Rio Grande/Rio Bravo in west Texas, northern Chihuahua and Coahuila. His technical publications include a book on developing river restoration projects and numerous articles on restoration, monitoring, and natural resource research. Mark has been on the editorial board of the international journal Restoration Ecology for over a decade. When he is not working on rivers, Mark spends much of his time hiking, biking, floating rivers, and writing.

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