Doug Stark is a true nature enthusiast. His involvement with Whatcom MRC started in 2003 and he now serves as the representative for the MRC on the Northwest Straits Commission. Originally from a farm in Minnesota, he worked his way west dabbling in field sciences and environmental education. His fascination in diverse habitats afforded him many opportunities to work in many fields, from a ranch hand in the Rocky Mountains to helping-hand as a diver harvesting clams. Doug is particularly drawn to the intertidal zone and nearshore habitats and served as an educator for Public Works Natural Resources Division with the City of Bellingham traveling to various school teaching about stormwater.
Doug’s philosophy is best summed best in his own words, "I truly appreciate the MRC's mission of bringing diverse groups together to facilitate agreeable solutions to challenges posed to our Salish Sea environments."