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Daniel Kaiser

Daniel Kaiser is the Agri-business Liaison within the Sectors Strategies Division of the EPA Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation.  He started this position in May 2006 after spending 1 ½ years working in the EPA’s Office of Water on Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia.  The EPA Hypoxia Team supports the Gulf of Mexico/Mississippi River Watershed Nutrient Task Force, which is comprised of ten states and five federal agencies.  The Task Force is in the process of conducting a reevaluation of the scientific basis for the Hypoxia Action Plan of 2001.  Daniel earned his B.A. in Environmental Policy from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his Masters of Environmental Management from The Nicholas School at Duke University.  He served as a Stewardship Assistant with the Colorado Cattleman’s Agricultural Land Trust; preparing environmental baseline reports, monitoring easements, and conducting landowner outreach activities.  As a consultant for the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit of the USDA Forest Service, he created a business plan that communicated Forest Service expenditures and resource needs to local and national stakeholders.  Daniel has also worked in salt marsh restoration as an Americorps volunteer in the Presidio of San Francisco.