Watershed Restoration

David Wise

David S. Wise

Watershed Restoration Manager

970 Spencer Road

Avondale, PA 19311

610.268.2153 x 307

610.268.0490 Fax


David manages the Restoration group’s programs and projects and maintains relationships with natural resource agencies, agriculture consultants, land trusts, funders, and individual landowners.


M.S., Land Resources, 1991. University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Environmental Studies

B.S., Environmental Resource Management, 1985. The Pennsylvania State University

Previous Positions

2001-2012 Pennsylvania Watershed Restoration Program Manager, Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF)

1997-2001 Pennsylvania Watershed Restoration Program Biologist, CBF

1987-1997 Environmental Science Instructor, Lancaster Mennonite High School

1985 Soil Bioengineering Corporation, summer intern

1984-1985 PA DCNR (then DER) Scenic Rivers Program, intern

Awards & Honors

  • Forest Champion Award for Greatest Impact from Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, 2011;
  • Scholarship to UW-Madison, 1986-87;
  • University Fellow, 1985-86;
  • PSU Scholars Program, including honors thesis on amphibian ecology;
  • Chancellor of Morrill Chapter of Alpha Zeta agriculture fraternity, 1983;
  • Eagle Scout