Dan Gluesenkamp
Executive Director, California Native Plant Society

Dan Gluesenkamp is Executive Director of CNPS and works to celebrate and save California’s globally significant flora. Dan earned his Ph.D. in Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley, and previously directed Habitat Protection and Restoration for Audubon Canyon Ranch’s thirty preserves. A co-founder of the California Invasive Plant Council and of the Bay Area Early Detection Network (BAEDN), in 2009 Dan discovered a presumed-extinct Franciscan manzanita plant growing on a traffic island at the Golden Gate Bridge.