Dr. Mamie Parker to Speak at Opening Plenary for 2019 Natural Areas Conference

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Mamie Parker as a speaker for our 2019 Natural Areas Conference Opening Plenary.

Dr. Parker worked for almost 30 years at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) as a fisheries biologist and then as one of the Service’s Assistant Directors where she managed a $250 million budget, 2,400 employees, 300 field stations and oversaw the agency’s fisheries and habitat conservation program. She was the agency’s first African American regional director in New England and the agency’s first professional African American woman to hold a position in the headquarters offices in Washington, DC. As a pioneer in her field, Dr. Parker is quickly becoming a renowned speaker sharing her story and her visions for the future of conservation with audiences across the country.

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