danielle lefer

Danielle LeFer

Natural Resource Program Manager

California Department of Parks and Recreation - Angeles District


Danielle LeFer is a Natural Resource Program Manager for the California Department of Parks and Recreation – Angeles District. She is part of a team that manages the natural resources for 40,000 acres in the Santa Monica Mountains, Simi Hills, the San Fernando Valley, the Verdugo Mountains and downtown Los Angeles. She has over 20 years of experience in natural resource management, research, and restoration. Along with this, Danielle serves as a member of the La Kretz Science Advisory Committee. Danielle’s research has focused on fire ecology and water bird conservation. Danielle earned a B.A. in Environmental Science from Barnard College, an M.S. in Ecology and Systematics from San Francisco State University, and a Ph.D. in Wildlife Science from Virginia Tech.