Partner Profile


David Wise, Stroud Water Research Center

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How does your work support healthy streamside ecosystems in the James River watershed?

Stroud Water Research Center helps equip folks on the ground with insights based in science on what works. This might be methods for successfully establishing forested buffer, or what watershed restoration practices are best returns on investment. Stroud Center is about ideas and information.

What do you love most about your work?

I seem to be wired to want to find better ways of doing things, and I have a teacher inside of me. I enjoy both the work of finding solutions to issues, and then sharing those ideas.

What was your journey/career path that led you to the work you do now?

I trained in resource management, taught for a time, but ended up back in the conservation field. I’ve been working for non-profits (Chesapeake Bay Foundation for 11 years prior to Stroud Center) and find the colleagues there to be hard working, fun people with great values.

What do you value most about the Consortium? How has it positively impacted your work?

The Consortium brings people together to share ideas and get things done. It is a natural and effective place for me to invest time and energy. The interactions continue to show me new angles on problems we’re all trying to solve so we can do this work better.
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About David Wise

Organization: Stroud Water Research Center

Title: Watershed Restoration Manager