Bird City Wisconsin Steering Committee
president of Milwaukee Audubon Society
and Bird City project leader. Andrew is employed as
director of planning and parks for Ozaukee County. In this capacity
he has worked on numerous grant-funded projects of an environmental
grants coordinator for the
Resources Foundation of Wisconsin.
is director of the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary in Green Bay, a
world-class nature center that draws about 800,000 people a year. He
represents the Wisconsin Audubon Council, having served on the board and
been involved with conservation issues through NEW Audubon since 1987.
Mike took the helm at Bay Beach in May 2011, succeeding retiring
director Ty Baumann, who left after 40 years. Reed had been the
sanctuary's curator, supervising care for over 4,000 animals admitted
annually for rehabilitation, and has worked at Bay Beach for 25 years.
He previously worked at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago
and has done field work throughout the U.S. and in Belize.
Karen Etter Hale, executive secretary of
Madison Audubon Society, chair of the Wisconsin Bird
Conservation Initiative and vice president of the Wisconsin Audubon
retired professor from the University of
Wisconsin-Stevens Point, is vice president of the Bluebird
Restoration Association of Wisconsin and a director of the Aldo Leopold
chapter of the National Audubon Society.
is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Madison Department of
Landscape Architecture and is registered in Illinois and Wisconsin. He
has practiced landscape architecture for 35 years with a focus on large
scale public natural resource based projects, native landscape
restoration, and natural area preservation. For the last 12 years he has
served as landscape architect for the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage
District (MMSD) and manages the Greenseams land program, which acquires
wetlands, riparian corridors, and forested areas in four watersheds in
the greater Milwaukee area. By storing and draining water into the
ground naturally, Greenseams helps prevent future flooding while
supporting and protecting MMSD's structural flood management projects.
Greenseams is an innovative flood management program that has
permanently protected more than 2,000 acres of water absorbing soils.
The program makes voluntary purchases of undeveloped, privately owned
properties in areas expected to have major growth in the next 20 years
and open space along streams, shorelines and wetlands. Greenseams also
preserves wildlife habitat. Where applicable, the properties can be used
for hiking, bird watching, and other passive recreation.
Bird City Coordinator
is the state coordinator of Bird City Wisconsin. He
also is president of the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology and
helps steer the Noel J. Cutright Bird Club in Newburg. From 2004
to 2013, he organized and led the Honey Creek
Birdathon/Bandathon, a major fund-raiser for WSO. He also is
past president of the Friends of the Cedarburg Bog, a member of
the American Bird Conservancy, National Audubon Society, the
Nature Conservancy, International Crane Foundation, the
Southeast Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium, Gathering
Waters, the Door County and Ozaukee Washington Land Trusts and
the Horicon Marsh Bird Club. He retired in 2009 as senior editor
for national and international news at the Milwaukee Journal
Sentinel, where he had worked since graduating from the
University of Illinois in 1971.