Webinar on Forest Ecology at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Monday, March 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time

Watch the webinar recording below:

– William C. (Chuck) Hunter, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – View Bio | View Slides

Mr. Hunter grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, where he learned about nature and enjoyed the outdoors from an early age. After many years of exploring southern environments, he moved westward where he received his Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Arizona University in 1980 and his Master of Science degree from Arizona State University in 1988. During the intervening years, he worked on a number of wildlife inventory projects along southwestern river systems. In 1988, Mr. Hunter joined the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Phoenix, Arizona, and later moved to the Service’s Atlanta, Georgia, Regional Office in the spring of 1989. Mr. Hunter’s duties in Atlanta have involved endangered and nongame species conservation throughout the Southeast Region. Specifically with respect to migratory bird management, Mr. Hunter has been instrumental in developing conservation planning efforts for landbirds, shorebirds, and waterbirds. From 2003 to the present day Mr. Hunter serves as the chief of Division of Strategic Resource Management and oversees biological and other resource planning support for National Wildlife Refuges in the Southeast Region.

– Marit Alanen, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service – View Bio | View Slides

Marit grew up in the wilds of Madison, Wisconsin, and spent her formative summers at a cabin in northern Minnesota playing with chipmunks, frogs, and fireflies. She decided to change things up for college and went east to get a B.A. in Environmental Science from Wesleyan University in 1992, and then west for a M.S. in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Arizona in 1998. Since then, Marit has spent most of her time in southern Arizona, first working on the Mt. Graham red squirrel for the University of Arizona, then moving to the Arizona Game and Fish Department (where the squirrel followed her), and then beginning her career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2005, where the squirrel found her once again and made her lead biologist more than 10 years ago. Marit works primarily with other federal agencies and partners on projects to benefit, and hopefully recover, the diversity of unique species found in the “Sky Island” region of southern Arizona.