Mark Fowler has been a dedicated member of the Lincoln community for a very long time. After receiving his BA degree in Physical Education and Biological Sciences from CSU, Sacramento, Mark taught biology, natural history and anatomy at Lincoln High School for 36 years. While teaching at Lincoln High School, Mark developed an Outdoor Education program in which students studied various habitats in such places as the North Coast, Sierra Nevada, Great Basin, Utah Canyons and numerous local ecosystems.
Mark also developed many other projects utilizing the Lincoln High School Farm including the trout growth study, the wood duck nest box project, and a bird census project all of which had students actively participating. During his long tenure at Lincoln High School Mark was the recipient of numerous awards including: Placer County Teacher of Year-1996; California Waterfowl Association Northern California Teacher of the Year-2007; Lincoln High School Hall of Fame – 2007.
During the 1980’s Mark spent considerable time on several of the islands of French Polynesia documenting the occurrence of numerous species of birds and plants and collecting insects for the world famous UC Davis, Bohart Museum.
Mark volunteers a great deal of his time to community service via membership in organizations such as: the Placer County Fish and Game Commission; Western Placer Education Foundation; Placer County Conservation Plan, Biological Working Group; Lincoln High School Farm Foundation; and Rural Lincoln Municipal Advisory Committee.
When not volunteering for various community benefit organizations, Mark enjoys spending time tending to his organic farm and leading outdoor trips throughout the western United States. It should go without saying that Mark is an avid birder.