America's Watershed Board of Directors

A diverse board includes participants from across the watershed and different sectors.

Steve Mathies

New Orleans, Louisiana


For more than 30 years Steve’s professional focus has been on ecosystem restoration and/or hurricane protection in the Gulf of Mexico coastal region serving in both private and public sector positions. His public sector service included serving as Executive Director of the Louisiana Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration, Deputy Secretary for the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Director of the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program, and Chief of the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) Project Management Branch, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District.

All of these positions required management of individual projects as well as coordination of numerous projects simultaneously to ensure accomplishment of overall program objectives while fostering trusting relationships with agency representatives, area stakeholders, and the general public. Accomplishments were recognized by Governor Mike Foster, the CWPPRA Task Force, the American Planning Association, and by the Louisiana Wildlife Federation with selection as the “Professional Conservationist of the Year.”