Chris Daunt – Conservation Forester
Chris was born and raised in northern California but spent most summers in upstate New York where he developed an early appreciation and love for the outdoors. In 2017 he graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) with a B.S. in Forestry and Natural Resources and minors in GIS and Spanish. For five years he worked in the timber industry in northeast California before joining the Mule Deer Foundation in March 2022. Chris is a Registered Professional Forester through the California Board of Forestry, a Certified Archaeological Surveyor through CAL FIRE, and a FAA certified UAV (drone) pilot. Chris is proud to be a steward of the land focused on improving the management of our natural resources. Based out of Quincy, California, his projects are aimed at improving wildlife habitat and promoting overall forest health across the fire-scarred landscape of the Plumas National Forest. In his free time, you can find him skiing, hiking, fishing, sailing, or camping in the Sierra Nevada mountains.