David Parsons

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David Parsons "is a professional wildlife biologist. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology from Iowa State University and his Master of Science degree in Wildlife Ecology from Oregon State University. Dave is retired from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service after 25 years with that agency.

"From 1990-1999, he led the USFWS’s effort to reintroduce the endangered Mexican gray wolf to portions of its former range in Arizona and New Mexico. In 2000, he was recognized by the International Wolf Center for his wolf conservation efforts, and in 2001 was a recipient of the New Mexico Chapter of The Wildlife Society’s annual “Professional Award.” Dave’s interests include the ecology and conservation of large carnivores, ecological restoration, protection and conservation of biodiversity, and wildlands conservation at scales that fully support ecological and evolutionary processes.

"He is a steering committee member of the Southern Rockies Wolf Restoration Project; a member of the Southwest Gray Wolf Recovery Team; a graduate advisor in the Environmental Studies Master of Arts Program at Prescott College, Arizona; a science advisor to the Heritage Ranch Institute—a conservation ranching initiative in New Mexico; a former member of the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance; and the sole proprietor of Parsons Biological Consulting—which provides technical services, information, and policy advice on matters relating to wildlife biology, wildlife ecology, wildlife conservation, and wildlands conservation to conservation-minded clients. Dave lives with his wife, Noralyn, in Albuquerque, New Mexico." [1]

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  1. TRI Fellows, Rewilding Institute, accessed December 2, 2008.