In 2010, Dennis retired after 35 years as an Environmental Scientist with the State Water Resources Control Board and the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board. While at the Regional Board’s Redding office, he was involved with providing technical and financial assistance (via state and federal grants) to a number of locally directed watershed management programs throughout the northern part of the Sacramento River basin. Currently, he is a director on the nonprofit Sacramento River Watershed Program and continues to participate with several north state watershed groups and Integrated Regional Water Management programs. Prior to Water Board employment, he received his BS in Fisheries Biology and MS in Aquatic Entomology from Michigan State University and PhD in Aquatic Ecology from Univ. of CA, Davis. In addition to his passion for resource conservation Dennis very much enjoys hunting and fishing in the north regions of California.