Michael Ludwig Fischer Edit Profile
Bachelor in Political Science, Santa Clara University, 1964. Master in City and Regional Planning, University California, Berkeley, 1967. Graduate executive program in environmental management, Harvard University, 1980.
Planner City of Mountain View, California, 1960-1965. Planner associate Bay Area Governments, 1966-1967. Planner County of San Mateo, California, 1967-1969.
Associate director San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association, nonprofit civc organization, 1969-1973. Executive director North Center region California Coastal Zone Conservation Commission, San Rafael, 1973-1976. Chief deputy director Governor' General’ s Office Planning and Research, Sacramento, 1976-1978.
Executive director California Coastal Commission, San Francisco, 1978-1985. Senior associate Sedway Cooke Associates, environmental consultant, 1985-1987. Executive director Sierra Club, 1987-1993.
Resident fellow John F. Kennedy School Government, Institute Politics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1993. Senior consultant Natural Resources Defense Council, San Francisco, 1993-1995. Executive officer California Coastal Conservancy, Oakland, 1994-1997.
Program director environmental William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, Menlo Park, California, 1997—2002, senior fellow, 2002—2003. Environmental and management consultant, 2003—2007. Senior advisor Green Burial Council, 2003—2007.
Executive director Consultative Group on Biological Diversity, since 2008. Lecturer department city and regional planning University California, Berkeley, 1984. Member, co-chair environmental committee advisory council Calvert Social Investment Fund, 1989—2005.
Member Harvard Commission Global Change Information Policy, 1993—1995. Member committee on impact of maritime facility development NAS/National Research Council, 1975—1978. Member national sea grant review panel National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, 1998—2001.
Member advisory board Sustainable Conservation, since 2003, Coastal States Stewardship Foundation, 2005—2007. Member steering committee Travel Just, 2003—2007. Radio operator K6MLF.
Board directors High Country News Foundation, 2000—2005, Resources for Community Collaboration, 1999—2006, American Youth Hostels, Inc., 1985—1987, Yosemite Restoration Trust, 1990—1997, president, 1995—1997. Fellow: Institute Journalism and National Resources (distinguished). Member: California Planning and Conservation League (board directors 1970-1976), Friends of the Earth 1988-1994, The Oceanic Society 1983-1988, Alliance Ethnic and Environmental Organization (founding board directors 1991-1993), Sierra Club, Lambda Alpha Phi Theta Kappa.
Married Jane Pughe Rogers. Children: Christina Marie, Steven Michael.