Dr. Zamora has twenty years of experience working in the field of environmental conservation and natural resource management. He has significant experience applying community-based, binational, and multi-stakeholder approaches to conservation. With his strong scientific background and visionary leadership, Dr. Zamora has continuously demonstrated success in putting “theory into practice.” He joined the Sonoran Institute in April 2002 to manage activities in the Delta and currently is the Director of the Colorado River Delta program.
He is responsible for integrating community stewardship, applied science, and local values in an alliance to reform water policy, conserve and restore priority areas, and build knowledge and capacity for collaboration between water managers and local leaders. He obtained his Ph.D. in Resource Geography and a master’s degree in Marine Resource Management from Oregon State University. He has published his work on ecological restoration, policy, and bi-national collaboration issues in the Delta.