Conserving the Environment
Conserving the Human Spirit

About Us

Conservation Consulting Network of
the Central Coast
offers a wide range of
assessment, planning, design and facilitation services.
Conservation Consulting Network has a team of
professionals dedicated in the pursuit of improving planning
and the conservation of our resources, including people,
land, water, and habitat.

We encourage you to contact t
he Conservation Consulting
for assistance in sustainable land use planning;
community planning; economic development plans;
environmental site assessment, erosion control; river and
stream stabilization and restoration; agency permit
coordination through local, state and federal agencies; and
meeting facilitation and conflict mediation as well as grant

Specializing in:
Community and Regional Planning and Design
Environmental Studies and Reports
Meeting Facilitation and Dispute Mediation
Mediation of International Issues
Erosion Control
Stream and River Restoration and Stabilization
Energy Conservation
Permit Coordination
Volunteer Coordination
Grant Application Assistance
Improving the Knowledge of our Surroundings

(see details and additional information on this website)

Combined over sixty years of experience in conservation
planning and environmental studies.

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Photo of Mural from artist Deryl Day
Other photos & Designs by Don Funk & Doreen Liberto Blanck
Santa Lucia Group
Spyglass-South Palisades Specific Plan
About the Founding Member of the Conservation Consulting Network:

Donald J. Funk Principal with the Conservation Consulting Network of the Central
. He is a member of the Association of Environmental Professionals. He serves
as the consulting Principal Planner for the City of King. For ten years he served as the
Resource Conservation District's Executive Director, Erosion Control Specialist, Project
Review Planner, River Restoration project designer and Project Construction Site
Manager. He has coordinated stream restoration and erosion control projects with
USDA NRCS engineers for over ten years.

He has worked for public agencies as a community and environmental planner.
Funk establish
ed American Watersheds, a non-profit organization located in Paso
. American Watersheds Conducted studies of the Upper Salinas River
Watershed and created a watershed organization, Upper Salinas Watershed Coalition
(USWC). Mr. Funk and the USWC was instrumental in the creation of the Upper
Salinas River Fisheries Study and Report.

Mr. Funk
is a skilled designer, environmental planner and mediator.

Mr. Funk
is a founding member of Manos Hermanas Foundation, helping poor women
and children in Colombia. He also is a certified domestic violence counselor.
He is
currently writing a novel, Emilie's Story, a history of a woman who was a forerunner in
the fight against domestic violence.

San Luis Obispo Creek
Restoration Project
Spyglass-South Palisades
Specific Plan
Conservation Consulting Network
A Professional Consulting Network
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Donald J. Funk. Any use
of the materials of this
site shall require the
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of Donald J. Funk.
Open Space and Terrace Walk
Spyglass-South Palisades
Specific Plan
An Interpretation of Original Art by Diego Rivera
Mural painted by local artist, Deryl Day
Location: King City Medical Clinic
Planning - Environmental - Community
Involvement - Design - Conservation
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Santa Lucia Mountains, Big Sur
"The feeling of connection to our fellow creatures, nature, and the Cosmos is the psychological and
emotional basis of mental health; insanity is the consequence of its loss." (John A. Gowan)
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