Jim Bond

Jim Bond

Jim joined DRC in 2023 and oversees the development and implementation of DRC’s streamflow restoration programs. Jim is an accomplished professional with a wealth of experience in water conservation.

Jim’s career began in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where he worked with a conservation district and local watershed council to protect and restore habitat and water quality for native fisheries. He then worked for the State of Montana, developing watershed management plans to address water quality for streams and rivers throughout western Montana.

In 2015, Jim received a master’s degree in environmental science and management from the Bren School at the University of California - Santa Barbara, where he was awarded Bren’s Sustainable Water Markets Fellowship. As a fellow, he examined the use of economic and policy tools in water resource management. More recently, Jim was the Senior Manager of California Forest Programs at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and arrives at the DRC after serving as a project manager at the Washington Water Trust.

In his personal time, Jim enjoys fly-fishing, hiking, following baseball, and enjoying live music.


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