As Director for the Forest Program, Douglas Bevington oversees Environment Now’s programs to protect California’s forests.

Dr. Bevington is the author of The Rebirth of Environmentalism: Grassroots Activism from the Spotted Owl to the Polar Bear (Island Press, 2009), which chronicles the powerful impact of grassroots forest and biodiversity protection groups on environmental policies in the United States over the past two decades. He holds a PhD in sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he taught courses on social movement studies.

Dr. Bevington previously worked as the regional organizer for the John Muir Project of Earth Island Institute and as the biodiversity program assistant for the Foundation for Deep Ecology. He has also been active with the Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters, Center for Biological Diversity, Endangered Species Coalition, and Sierra Club. He has served on the board of advisors of the Student Environmental Center and is currently on the board of directors of the Fund for Wild Nature.