[audubon-news] FW: Scott Hecker Joins Audubon

  • From: "BIANCHI, John" <JBIANCHI@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <audubon-news@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 12:57:57 -0500

To unsubscribe from the list, send email to audubon-news-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. 

> Contact: John Bianchi
> 212/979-3026
> jbianchi@xxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:jbianchi@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Duxbury, MA, Tuesday, March 11, 2003 - Scott Hecker has joined the National 
> Audubon Society> '> s Science Team as Director of Coastal Bird Conservation, 
> it was announced today by Audubon Senior Vice President and Director of 
> Science Frank Gill.  Hecker will be based at Science headquarters in Ivyland, 
> PA, and will work from an office in Duxbury, Massachusetts.  Hecker begins 
> his duties immediately.
> "> We> '> re thrilled to be working with Scott,> ">  says Gill.  > "> He 
> brings a great range of experience and successful accomplishments to Audubon, 
> and we know that our work on coastal waterbirds will be greatly enhanced due 
> to Scott> '> s proven abilities.> "> 
> Starting in 1987, Hecker developed and directed the Massachusetts Audubon 
> Society> '> s Coastal Waterbird Program, which played a leading role in the 
> four-fold increase of the Massachusetts population of Piping Plovers during 
> that time period, as well as the significant increases in terns and other 
> beach-nesting birds.  To accomplish its work, the Coastal Waterbird Program 
> employs volunteers and college interns to census, monitor, and protect 
> nesting areas of plovers, terns, and other bird species at ninety beaches on 
> Cape Cod, Martha> '> s Vineyard, and Nantucket.  In recognition of Hecker> '> 
> s work, the Gulf of Maine Council named him its 1998 Coastal Visionary.
> Hecker will launch coastal bird conservation projects modeled after the 
> Massachusetts Audubon program.  With an initial grant from the National Fish 
> and Wildlife Foundation, and in collaboration with Audubon state and local 
> chapters, he will work to enhance existing programs and launch new efforts to 
> increase on-the-ground protection efforts for Piping, Snowy, and Wilson> '> s 
> plovers; terns; oystercatchers; and other beach-nesting birds from Maine to 
> Texas.
> "> Scott Hecker has an unparalleled track record developing and implementing 
> practical and highly effective conservation programs for coastal birds,> ">  
> said Peter Stangel, Regional Director of the National Fish and Wildlife 
> Foundation.  > "> His ability to work cooperatively with local communities on 
> sometimes touchy issues is particularly impressive.> "> 
> "> I> '> m very excited about this opportunity to enhance existing coastal 
> bird conservation efforts on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts,> ">  says Hecker.  
> > "> I look forward to applying what I> '> ve learned in Massachusetts to 
> habitat on a scale that will really matter to these threatened bird species.> 
> ">   
> Hecker earned his Master of Sciences in Resource Management and 
> Administration from Antioch University, where he worked on the conservation 
> of freshwater wetlands in Belize, and a Bachelor of Arts in Natural History 
> from Prescott College in Arizona.
> Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat 
> that supports them.  Our national network of community-based nature centers 
> and chapters, scientific and educational programs, and advocacy on behalf of 
> areas sustaining important bird populations, engage millions of people of all 
> ages and backgrounds in positive conservation experiences.
> #   #   #

You are subscribed to Audubon-News. To unsubscribe, send email to
audubon-news-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. To 
adjust other settings (vacation, digest, etc.) please visit, 

Other related posts:

  • » [audubon-news] FW: Scott Hecker Joins Audubon