Lane McDonald


Executive director of VSI, and founding director of the Vermilion Sea Field Station in Bahía de los Ángeles, Lane McDonald has taught field biology courses in Baja California since 1974. In addition to his pioneering development of field classes in Baja, Lane has coordinated and taught courses in the Virgin Islands, the South Pacific, New Zealand, and Australia. After 38 years of teaching, he retired from Mira Costa College in Cardiff, California, yet he continues his ecological education work at Rancho San Gregorio and the Vermilion Sea Field Station. He is deeply involved in developing cultural and economic opportunities for sustainable environmental practices in the rural areas of Baja’s high desert.