About Phil Pryde

Phil Pryde has been involved with local conservation groups for 48 years, currently serving on the Board of Directors for The San Diego River Park Foundation and the Anza-Borrego Foundation. He has shaped conservation work in the region by facilitating changes that allowed conservation groups to acquire or otherwise protect federal lands at risk for development, prevented construction of dams on local rivers, advanced planning for multi-use trails and helped create the county’s first USFS Wilderness Area.

Through his decades of dedication, Pryde’s work has resulted in conservation of thousands of acres of wildlife habitat, has allowed waterways to run free, provided new recreation opportunities, and created greater access to nature in the region. His fingerprints are all over projects completed by leading conservation groups, and he is equally happy leading students on a nature walk through wildflowers or teaching the next generation of conservationists in a college lecture hall.


The San Diego River Park Foundation