Donna Meyers has more than 16 years of experience in coastal and watershed management, specializing in habitat restoration, floodplain management, endangered species conservation and water quality. She holds a B.A. in Biology from UCSC and a Masters in Environmental Planning from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo.

Donna has served on national, state and local advisory committees on watershed planning and policy and has managed the preparation of several watershed and restoration plans for rivers in the Central Coast. She previously was the founder and Executive Director of the Coastal Watershed Council, worked as an Environmental Analyst for the City of Santa Cruz and served as the Regional Water Quality Coordinator for the National Marine Sanctuary Program. Donna is currently a board member of the California Watershed Network.


For 30 years, the Big Sur Land Trust has worked passionately to protect the natural, recreational, and scenic values of Monterey County. Their mission is to conserve the significant lands and waters of California’s Central Coast for all generations. Working with private and public partners, The Big Sur Land Trust has successfully conserved more than 30,000 acres of shoreline, wildlife habitat, streams, forests, grasslands, rangelands and riparian corridors.