Resilient Landscapes Program
Donna has worked as a restoration ecologist with over 15 years of experience in tidal wetland restoration in San Francisco Bay. Donna most recently served as the Habitat Restoration Director for Save The Bay where she led a community-based restoration and education program engaged in wetland restoration. She graduated with a M.S. degree in Environmental Science with a focus on marine and estuary systems from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA.
Her areas of expertise include wetland restoration, salt marsh ecology, horizontal levees, and sea level rise and she has contributed to projects such as the Oro Loma Levee Project, Baylands Habitat Goals Update, Wetland Regional Monitoring Program. Donna Ball is serving as the Lead Scientist for the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project housed at SFEI and as a Senior Scientist at SFEI working on a variety of projects in the Resilient Landscapes team.