Director - Chesapeake Bay Program
The Nature Conservancy
Mark Bryer is Director of the Conservancy’s Chesapeake Bay Program. He leads the Conservancy’s eﬀorts across six states (Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia) to ensure that the Chesapeake Bay—the United States’ largest estuary—and its watershed produce clean water and abundant fisheries. These eﬀorts include policy initiatives and on‐the‐ground conservation that control pollution and conserve critical habitats. Mark and his team have developed partnerships with myriad government agencies, businesses and other conservation organizations to advance the Conservancy’s mission in the region. These partnerships have contributed to lasting conservation results, including the completion of the largest oyster restoration project in the world, the establishment a unique alliance with agribusinesses to achieve clean water, and creation of a novel water management policy for the largest river on east coast of the United States.