Central National Technology Support Center USDA NRCS
501 W. Felix St., FWFC, Bldg. 23, Fort Worth, TX 76115
Wildlife Biologist with 30 years experience working for four different federal agencies with responsibilities ranging from environmental regulation and planning to administration to research, education, and outreach.
Extensive training and experience with wetlands, wetland associated wildlife, and site- to landscape-scale assessments of wildlife responses to agricultural practices and USDA conservation programs.p>
Awareness of the importance of private lands for wildlife conservation and a strong commitment to the development and delivery of science-based technology that would enable private land managers to more fully consider wildlife in farm practices and conservation programs led Bill to join the NRCS Wildlife Habitat Management Institute (WHMI) at Iowa State University in 1997. As a member of NRCS’s Wildlife Team (2004-present) and former WHMI (1997-2004), he is tasked with acquiring, developing, coordinating, adapting and delivering science-based technology and training that allow Agency personnel to effectively and efficiently consider fish and wildlife in Agency activities. Before joining the NRCS, Bill was a research wildlife biologist with USGS (1987-1997). He has facilitated or designed and led original research on topics ranging from avian life history strategies and survival estimation to nutrition and pollution/contaminant ecology to habitat use assessments, valuing ecosystem services, and site- to landscape-scale evaluations of wildlife responses to agricultural practices and USDA conservation programs. Bill has had faculty appointments at four universities (University of Manitoba, University of Minnesota, Louisiana State University, and Iowa State University) where he participated in undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision of graduate training (5 graduate students, 10 graduate committees). He has authored or co-authored 50+ peer reviewed scientific papers and 40+ technical notes/reports. Bill has organized symposia at regional, national, and international meetings, and made numerous presentations at scientific meetings, symposia, and workshops. He was an instructor for Agency training in Wetland Restoration and Enhancement – Bottomland Hardwoods and Floodplains, Advanced Wetland Restoration and Enhancement, Wetland Reserve Program Compatible Uses, Fish and Wildlife Habitat Management, Conservation Buffers, and distance learning course, “Understanding the Landscape – Midwestern Case Study.”
University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. 1977-83. Ph.D., Wildlife Biology
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND. 1974-77. M.S., Zoology
St. John's University, Collegeville, MN. 1969-73. B.Sc., Natural Sciences