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Douglas G. Kent

Douglas Kent is an author, activist, educator and specialist in ecological land management. He is the Principal of Douglas Kent + Associates and has been working in California’s landscapes for over 30 years. His designs and projects have been featured in publications across the nation, including Los Angeles Times, Fine Gardening, Sunset Magazine, HGTV and National Wildlife.


On behalf of public agencies, he has presented workshops and classes for several public education campaigns. His most frequent topic at workshops has been firescaping. Funded mostly by FireSafe Councils and water districts, the work has toured the state and led to appearances on KOCE (TV), CNN Comcast (TV), KSFO many times (radio), and public radio in Marin and Nevada Counties. He has also presented on “California friendly maintenance,” energy smart landscapes funded by the Southern California Gas Company, ocean friendly gardens and guilt free gardening.


The author of eight books, Kent is currently working on a book about “Ecological Land Management: An Introductory Guide to Sustainable Land Management Practices,” which is being used in two Cal Poly Pomona classes. He has also written more than 50 articles published in various newspapers and magazines including CoastKeeper Magazine, Fine Gardening, Los Angeles Times, Marin Independent Journal, Orange County Register, and the Southern Sierran.


Selected Publications:



B.A., Sociology, California State University, Long Beach

M.S., Regenerative Studies and M., Landscape Architecture, California Polytechnic University, Pomona


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