Conservation Expert Dan York Joins RES as Director of California Development

RES, recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in
US, strengthens its resources.

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#RESlt;/agt;–RES, the nation’s largest environmental solutions provider, announced
that Dan York has joined the company as Director of California
Development. Dan will lead RES’ market expansion efforts across the

“Dan brings a wealth of knowledge in responsible land management,
community engagement, and environmental restoration best practices to
our growing team,” said Tim DeGraff, Western Region General Manager for
RES. “The RES model calls for hiring and growing the best local talent,
backed by our national expertise in designing, implementing and
stewarding turnkey species, wetland and stream restoration and coastal
resiliency projects.”

For the past 14 years, Dan led The Wildlands Conservancy in varying
critical roles while most recently serving as Vice President. He worked
in land acquisition, integrated resource management planning, endangered
species and soil health, as well as coordinated stakeholder engagement.
Dan’s professional experience and understanding of the state’s
environmental challenges are a valuable addition to growing the RES team
in California.

“I am excited to join RES at this pivotal time during its expansion into
the California market,” said York. “With the community’s continued
commitment to protecting and restoring the environment, I look forward
to developing high-quality ecological restoration solutions for our

Dan’s role includes project management of a growing portfolio of species
habitat mitigation sites and ecological restoration projects. “As our
California project base grows, Dan’s track record of innovation, plus
his knowledge of the state’s conservation and preservation priorities,
stakeholders, and preferred habitat preservation methods, will help RES
deliver our proven operating model in the local California context,”
DeGraff said. “We’ve recently opened an office in Sacramento and expect
other new offices to follow soon.”

About RES

RES is the nation’s only fully-scaled operating company providing
ecological restoration and water resource solutions to the public and
private sector. Its unique operating-company model is scaled to cover
the project lifecycle from end to end, all with in-house teams and
project financing capacity. RES delivers turnkey, land-based projects
that build natural resilience into ecosystems, enabling them to thrive
in step with economic growth. For more information, visit


Michael Hare
Director, Government Affairs and Communications