A native Californian, John Lowrie serves as Assistant Director for the Department of Conservation’s Division of Land Resource Protection. His responsibilities include Land Conservation (Williamson) Act implementation, farmland conservation, farmland mapping, support for Resource Conservation Districts, a statewide watershed program, and community planning and incentive grants implementation.
Prior to joining the Department John worked 29 years with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service with a wide variety of project and program management experience throughout California. He served for 10 years with the CALFED Bay Delta Program, managing its watershed program efforts.
John has a degree in Agriculture from California State University-Chico.