Mark Bryer

Mark Bryer is Director of The Nature Conservancy’s Chesapeake Bay Program, and coordinates TNC’s efforts across six states to ensure that the Chesapeake Bay – the United States’ largest estuary – and its watershed produce clean water and abundant fisheries.  These efforts include policy initiatives and on-the-ground projects that control nutrient and sediment inputs, conserve critical habitats in the watershed and in the estuary, and manage for sustainable river flows.  He has worked for the Conservancy since 1996, and during previously held positions led the development of conservation plans for freshwater biodiversity in North and South America.  He holds a BS degree from Lehigh University in water resource engineering and a Masters’ degree in ecology from Yale University.