Lew Douglas, Urth Ag
In mid-2011, Lew created Urth Agriculture. Urth Agriculture products dramatically increase photosynthetic growth while significantly decreasing predatory pests and water usage. Urth Agriculture is working with some of the largest non-organic and organic farmers, ranchers, nurseries, and wineries in California.
Lew is Special Advisor to Dr. Roger Payne of Ocean Alliance, a 501(c)3 organization, founded in 1971. Ocean Alliance collects a broad spectrum of data on whales and ocean life relating particularly to toxicology, behavior, bioacoustics, and genetics. From that data, it works with its scientific partners to advise educators and policymakers on wise stewardship of the oceans to reduce pollution, prevent the collapse of marine mammal populations, maintain human access to fish and other sea life, and benefit ocean and human health.
Lew is currently a board member of the Carmel International Film Festival (CIFF), Stanley Energy, and Exodus Film Group.
Lew’s true passion is the sea. As he was growing up in California, his parents instilled in him their love for the water. An accomplished sailor and surfer, he has logged over 100,000 n.m. navigating the waters of French Polynesia, Central America, and the Pacific Northwest, including Alaska. Lew is committed to the fight for conservation, preservation, and protection of marine habitat.