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Mark Daniels


Mark Daniels

Mark Daniels joined the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals in January, 2019. He currently manages ITEP’s Tribal Pesticide Program Council cooperative agreement with EPA, and coordinates the Volkswagen Settlement Technical Assistance Program. In these roles Mark works with Tribes on efforts to protect and enhance human and environmental health, and to build capacity of tribal programs to manage environmental resources in accordance with traditional cultural values.

Prior to coming to ITEP, Mark worked for two decades in the fields of botany, ecology, environmental science, and environmental engineering. He has extensive experience with research and land management projects around the Southwest, including forest restoration, native plant seeding, and rangeland inventories, and co-authored the 650-page Field Guide to Forest and Mountain Plants of Northern Arizona. Since 2011 Mark has worked on various aspects of air quality management and regulation, including permitting and compliance assistance, preparation of emissions inventories, pollutant dispersion modeling, NEPA analysis, air monitoring, and diesel emissions mitigation. His work with Tribes includes ecological research after a major wildfire on the White Mountain Apache reservation, environmental engineering assistance for projects in the Hopi villages of Moenkopi and Sipaulovi, rangeland inventories for the Bureau of Indian Affairs on the Navajo Nation, and multiple regulatory compliance projects on the Navajo and Hopi reservations.

Mark is an avid hiker, camper, biker, and kayaker, and enjoys exploring the natural world on his own or with his wife Rachel and their two dogs. He has called Flagstaff home since 1997.

Mark can be reached by email at

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