Conservation and Restoration

Gregory Kearns

Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission

Peter David

Odanah, Wisconsin
Peter David is a wildlife biologist with the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission

Thomas R. Biebighauser

Morehead, Kentucky
Thomas R. Biebighauser has been dedicated to wetland conservation, restoration, and establishment for over 33 years.

Mark Abramson

The Bay Foundation
Los Angeles, California
Mark Abramson has dedicated the last 15 years to protecting and restoring wetlands and streams in the coastal County of Los Angeles.

Thomas Ries

Scheda Ecological Associates, Inc. & Ecosphere Restoration Institute Inc.
Temple Terrace, Florida
For over 25 years, Thomas Ries has played an instrumental role in wetland restoration in southwest Florida.

Peter Bahls

Northwest Watershed Institute
Port Townsend, WA
Aquatic biologist, Peter Bahls, founded the Northwest Watershed Institute in 2001 to provide scientific and technical support for habitat restoration in the Pacific Northwest.

Mildred Majoros

Trust for Public Land
South Miami, Florida
Ms. Majoros, a Project Manager with the Trust for Public Land, led an initiative to acquire 270 acres of coastal habitat – including 212 acres of intertidal and emergent wetlands – that benefits 14 federally-listed threatened and endangered species.

Jeff Nania

Wisconsin Waterfowl Association
Portage, Wisconsin
Jeff Nania lives in rural Columbia County, Wisconsin, with his three kids, Jim, Chris and Becky, all who have served penance as part of his wetland restoration field team.

Alan P. Ammann

Lee, New Hampshire
As a former wildlife biologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, and as a volunteer and consultant during his retirement, Dr. Alan P. Ammann has led an interagency effort to restore native ecosystems.

Catherine Macdonald

The Nature Conservancy of Oregon
Portland, Oregon
Ms. Catherine Macdonald was an undergraduate at Humboldt State University when she first worked with The Nature Conservancy as a volunteer preserve manager in the late 1970s.