630 Cliffside Drive
Clarkdale, AZ 86324
Doug Von Gausig Bio
A third-generation native Arizonan, Doug is currently Mayor of Clarkdale, Arizona. He graduated from Arizona State University (B.S., Biology, 1970), then joined the U.S. Air Force, serving 6 years as a pilot.
He serves on the Yavapai County Water Advisory Committee (Co-Chair, 2008-2011), the Northern Arizona Municipal Water Users Association (NAMWUA, Vice-Chair, 2007-2008), the Verde River Basin Partnership (Chair of the Coordinating Committee, 2006-2009), and other water-oriented committees, and is the President
of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns. He also serves on the Arizona Heritage Fund Advisory Committee. He spends much of his time on water resource issues and on conservation of the Verde River. Doug is
a consultant specializing in environmental and riparian issues, a professional photographer and sound recordist, and provides natural sound recordings to museums, films, reference libraries, conservation
organizations and state and national parks. He has lived in the Verde Valley of central Arizona, on the Verde River, for 35 years and is an expert birder. Doug nominated, surveyed and implemented the first
Important Bird Area in the State of Arizona, the Tuzigoot Important Bird Area. Doug has a wide range of expertise in biology, hydrology,
ecosystems services, ornithology, limnology, public engagement, and environmental systems. He is trained in "value chain" project management, which maximizes the many forms of capital in a study area.