Barth Crouch
Kansas Alliance for Wetlands
Salina, Kansas

Mr. Barth Crouch has spent his career monitoring and protecting wildlife species and enhancing their habitats. Mr. Crouch holds degrees in geological engineering and wildlife and fisheries sciences. From 1976 to 1990 he was a wildlife conservation officer and regional game supervisor for the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks Department.

Since 1990 Mr. Crouch has been a regional biologist for the nonprofit Pheasants Forever. He works with government agencies, landowners, and organization chapters to implement habitat projects that benefit pheasants and upland birds. He also assists the Pheasants Forever governmental relations staff with lobbying efforts in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Crouch is treasurer, grant administrator, and a founding member of the Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams (KAWS). KAWS is a nonprofit dedicated to securing healthy futures for wetlands, streams, and adjacent riparian areas. Over the last two years, KAWS has implemented more than 100 projects on public and private lands, supported by more than $4.3 million in grant monies.

Mr. Crouch also serves on the board of directors for the Playa Lakes Joint Venture (PLJV). The mission of PLJV is to conserve playa lakes, wetlands, and associated landscapes in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.